§ 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.