HC Deb 08 July 2002 vol 388 c769W
Ms Buck

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence there is from the evaluation of the education maintenance allowance pilots of the effect on family income of replacing child benefit on participation in education by young people aged 16 to 19 years. [67528]

Mr. Boateng

The Government are piloting an educational maintenance allowance in 56 local education authorities. EMAs provide financial support for 16 to 19 year olds to continue in education through provision of weekly payments and bonuses for retention and achievement. The Department for Education and Skills published the latest evaluation of the pilots on 3 July. Copies of this are available in the House Library.