HC Deb 17 January 1978 vol 942 cc185-6W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the estimated cost to local authorities of

Mr. Oakes

The information for Great Britain in 1976–77 excluding students in private sector further education colleges is as follows:

paying for boarding education for the children of Service personnel.

Miss Margaret Jackson

I regret that the information requested is not available. Any assistance given to Service personnel in addition to the boarding school allowance paid by the Ministry of Defence is entirely at the discretion of the local authority concerned.