§ Lord Addington
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Which body they have identified as the national service provider for managing the Education Maintenance Allowance scheme. [HL4578]
§ Baroness Ashton of Upholland
The Department for Education and Skills has conducted a rigorous procurement exercise. After thorough evaluation the contract to carry out the functions of the assessment and payment body for the national EMS scheme has been awarded to Capita Business Services Ltd.