Weekly allowance for needy students is just a ‘lunch’ for Tory minister
PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 April 2011
Dear |Ed... The Government has at last recognised its awful mistake in cutting the Education Maintenance Allowance that helps students from low-income homes finish their schooling.
Maybe the £30 a week is just a Westminster lunch for a Tory Education Secretary.
But it has provided breakfast, lunch and bus-fare for many East End youngsters and their families.
The new, less-generous grant will help barely one-in-three of those 16- to 18-year-olds in need.
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