HC Deb 17 November 1981 vol 13 c129W
Mr. Field

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many persons are claiming education maintenance allowance; and what is the average payment.

Mr. William Shelton

This information is not available and could not be obtained without disproportionate cost. Individual authorities' total expenditure on maintenance awards is recorded in annual returns to the Department of Environment, but the information does not extend to the number of such awards and their average level.