HL Deb 07 June 1982 vol 431 c91WA
The Earl of Kimberley

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What arrangements there are for paying the school fees of children of serving officers killed on active service.

The Minister of State for Defence Procurement (Viscount Trenchard)

Boarding school allowance is paid to assist a serviceman to overcome particular difficulties arising from the liability to frequent postings at home and overseas. In the event of his death the allowance is continued for a further full term to help the family to adjust. Payment towards the cost of private education is not approved for a longer period since there is no longer a requirement arising from service conditions that precludes normal stable attendance at a day school.