Shadow Education Secretary, Andy Burnham, moved an Oppostion Day debate in the House of Commons on Wednesday 19 January 2010 on the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) in England.
The Opposition motion was defeated. Watch and read the views expressed by MPs who took part in the debate. A list of those MPs that voted can be found at the end of the debate in Commons Hansard.
Debates are an opportunity for MPs to discuss government policy, proposed new laws and current issues. It allows MPs to voice the concerns and interests of their constituents.
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