§ Mrs. Wise
To ask the Secretary of State for Social Security (1) if he will amend regulations so as to ensure that parents on income support receiving allowances and 629W benefits on account of their children in further education should continue to receive the allowances after the children turn 19 until the end of the young person's course of study;
(2) what study he has made of the effect of the withdrawal from parents on income support of benefits and allowances in respect of young people following courses in further education, when those young people reach the age of 19 years; and how many students then give up their courses as a result.
§ Mr. Burt
We believe that young people remaining at school after their 19th birthday to complete their studies, and their families, should turn for any necessary additional financial assistance to the sources of funding available through the educational maintenance system.
The information requested about the numbers involved is not available.