HC Deb 20 November 1979 vol 974 c118W
39. Mr. Dormand

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local education authorities operate schemes of financial assistance to school pupils over statutory leaving age.

Mr. Macfarlane

This is a matter for local authority discretion, and the Department does not require LEAs to provide details of how they use their powers; incomplete information available to the Department about 60 LEAs indicates that all operate schemes of financial assistance.