Your Member of Parliament for Harrow East

Andrew Percy MP

Post 16 Education Funding

Having spoken to young constituents receiving the Education Maintenance Allowance, it became clear that whilst some rely on this money to continue their studies, there are many others that consider it to be 'spending money'. It is right that those in need should be given as much assistance as is needed but we should not be in a situation where we are paying our children to go to school. In questions to the Secretary of State for Education, Bob recognised that we have to ensure that money is targeted at the right people, but asked what controls will be imposed to ensure that the transitional funding is not abused?


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