Post-16 education training statement

29 March 2011

Secretary of State for Education, Michael Gove, made a statement to the House of Commons on Monday 28 March on post-16 education funding.

Student support scheme

The Education Secretary announced that a new student support scheme would replace the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA). Andy Burnham, Shadow Secretary of State for Education, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also, find further current parliamentary material on Education in the Topics section of the Parliament website.

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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