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EMA crucial to education? / govt plans to abolish EMA

The government plans to scrap Education Maintenance Allowances (EMAs).

These are grants of up to £30 a week, paid to poorer 16 to 19-year-olds to encourage them to stay on in education.

Today Labour will table a motion calling for a government re-think.

Our chief political correspondent Norman Smith reports on the coalition's conflicting views regarding EMAs.

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