HL Deb 06 October 2003 vol 653 c2WA
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.