HC Deb 13 November 2001 vol 374 c716W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will make a statement on the cost of the pilots of education maintenance allowances. [14251]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

We expanded the education maintenance allowance pilot scheme to cover 56 LEA areas from September 2000. Planned expenditure in this financial year is £156 million with over 100,000 young people expected to benefit.