HC Deb 17 May 1950 vol 475 c1207
48. Mr. Bower

asked the Minister of Defence if he has now completed his consultations as to how some financial assistance might be given to Service men who are continually on the move and whose children it is therefore desirable to send to boarding schools and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Shinwell

Local education authorities already have powers to assist with boarding education where such education appears to them desirable and the parents' circumstances warrant help with fees. The Ministry of Education have commended to authorities' notice the case of parents whose occupation keeps them constantly on the move. The question whether anything further can be done to help Service parents is being studied.

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