§ Earl Russell
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What will be the terms of reference for the cross-government review of financial support for 16 to 19 year-olds; and who will be represented among those who conduct the review. [HL2559]
§ Lord McIntosh of Haringey
In the 2003Economic and Fiscal Strategy Report the Government stated that the review will report in spring 2004 and will examine the financial incentives for young people to participate in education and training and the interaction between this support and any new minimum wage for 16 and 17 year-olds; the financial support for young people and their parents or carers, including those who are living independently and those in very low paid employment; and how the system of financial incentives and support could be rationalised, given the variety of channels through which it is currently delivered.
The Chancellor will be discussing the detailed terms of reference for the review with Cabinet colleagues shortly.