§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total cost paid in allowances for private education to officers and men in the Armed Forces in the most recent three years.821W
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
Education allowances paid in the last three complete financial years were as follows:
1972–73 £10.213 million 1973–74 £12.281 million 1974–75 £16.069 million
Not all of the children concerned will have attended schools in the private sector. The figures include loading for tax where the parents were serving in the United Kingdom. They also include a small amount for day school allowance. These elements cannot be identified readily as separate items.