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Schoolchildren (Costs)

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what extent boarding school fees are paid for the children of officers of the Diplomatic Service serving overseas; and if there is any ceiling on the figure.

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer given on 14th March by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Secretary to the hon. Member for Hampstead (Mr. Finsberg). Diplomatic Service staff serving overseas, whose children attend a boarding school in the United Kingdom are eligible for reimbursement of school fees within certain ceilings. Current ceilings are as follows:

Boys' senior schools£1,473 per annum
Girls' senior schools£1,414 per annum
Boys' preparatory schools£1,325 per annum
Girls' preparatory schools£1,272 per annum