§ Mr. George
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how much was paid out in educational maintenance allowances for the latest available year; and for how many children allowances were paid.
§ Miss Margaret Jackson
Authorities do not make regular returns of the number of educational maintenance allowances awarded. The latest available figures are derived from a survey carried out in the autumn term 1974, which showed that 6,880 pupils in England and Wales were receiving allowances, at a total annual value of £860,000.