HC Deb 27 July 1988 vol 138 c243W
Mr. Grocott

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what would be the cost of extending the training allowance payable under the YTS to all those between the ages of 16 and 18 years currently engaged in full-time education, net of the cost of child benefit.

Mrs. Rumbold

After deducting child benefit, the annual cost of paying an allowance at the same rate as YTS training allowances to all 16 to 18-year-olds currently in full-time education is estimated to be £800 million.