HC Deb 23 February 1955 vol 537 c1252
7. Mr. Ian Harvey

asked the Minister of Defence whether he is aware that members of Her Majesty's Forces are being penalised financially in the matter of the education of their children having regard to the difficulties which service conditions impose upon them; and what action he proposes to take.

Mr. H. Macmillan

I am afraid that I cannot at present add to the reply I gave on 16th February to the hon. Member for Uxbridge (Mr. Beswick).

Mr. Harvey

Will my right hon. Friend attach great importance to this subject, because it affects recruitment for the Regular Forces? Will he bear in mind that the Select Committee on the Army and Air Force Bill paid particular attention to this matter and drew it to the attention of this House?

Mr. Macmillan

I will bear that in mind.

Mr. de Freitas

Will the Minister look again at the Hansard report of the last Air Estimate debate to see the arguments advanced at that time?

Mr. Macmillan

I have already done that.