HC Deb 19 June 2002 vol 387 cc360-1W
Ms Walley

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students have been awarded an education maintenance allowance in(a) Staffordshire and (b) Stoke-on-Trent, North for the academic year 2001–02. [62384]

Mr. Ivan Lewis

2,659 young people in Stoke-on-Trent have received an allowance in this academic year. We are unable to break this down into figures for different areas of the city.

Staffordshire LEA is not taking part in the EMA pilot scheme, although students living in Stoke-on-Trent who study at institutions in Staffordshire can receive an award.