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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-03844: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 18 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government how much it allocated in its budget for Education Maintenance Allowance payments in each of the last 12 years.

Answered by: John Swinney 1 November 2016

The following table details the Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) budget set out in the Draft Budget from financial year 2004-05. The budget level is set to meet the cost of making EMA payments to recipients and the administration of the programme.

Year

Budget (£M)

2005-2006

28.4

2006-2007

37.1

2007-2008

42.6

2008-2009

36.7

2009-2010

36.5

2010-2011

31.6

2011-2012

31.6

2012-2013

31.6

2013-2014

31.6

2014-2015

29.6

2015-2016

29.6

2016-2017

39.6