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School Fees

Volume 929: debated on Tuesday 5 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent boarding-school fees are paid for the children of Army officers serving overseas; and if there is any ceiling on the figure.

All ranks, whether serving at home or overseas, may claim boarding-school allowance—BSA—if they decide to send their children to a boarding school in the interests of maintaining continuity of education. Current annual maximum rates are:

(a)(b)(c)(d)(e)
DepartmentInefficiencyLimited efficiencyRedundancyDisciplineTotal
Civil Service Department0230023
Cabinet Office02013
H. M. Customs and Excise00123
Ministry of Defence11013
Department of Education and Science01001
Department of Energy00011
Department of the Environment02002
Export Credits Guarantee Department10001
Department of Health and Social Security02002
Home Office00011
Royal Mint00404
Ministry of Overseas Development01001
Paymaster General's Office01001
H. M. Treasury01102
Total2346648