HC Deb 03 July 1980 vol 987 c701W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Lord Privy Seal what were the subsidies paid from public funds in 1979–80 at 1979 survey prices in respect of boarding school allowances for the children of diplomats.

Mr. Hurd

Estimated expenditure on boarding school allowance for the children of Diplomatic Service staff in the financial year 1979–80, at 1979 survey prices was £3,770,000. Actual expenditure was £3,942,988. Of this sum, approximately £640,000 will have been recovered by the Inland Revenue, as the allowance is taxable when paid to staff serving at home.