§ Mr. Frank Field
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services under what circumstances pupils leaving school after the Easter holiday may become eligible for supplementary benefit before the first Monday in September of the same year.
§ Mr. Newton
The entitlement to supplementary benefit of individual school leavers is a matter for the independent adjudication authorities. The chief adjudication officer's guidance on this issue is in circular S 51/86, a copy of which is in the Library.