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Education Abroad (Currency Arrangements)

Volume 464: debated on Thursday 28 April 1949

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury if he will give particulars of the foreign exchange facilities for the education of British children in European countries in 1949–50.

Yes. A special allowance of foreign exchange will be available for children to attend schools during the school year ending July, 1950, in any of the following countries: Austria, Denmark, France, Greece, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey. The maximum allowance to cover the whole year will be £240 for each child. The basic travel allowance of £50 per annum for children of 15 or over, or £35 for those under 15, may be used to supplement the special allowance. Applications for the grant of the special allowance should be made to any bank in the United Kingdom where full details of the arrangements are available.