asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer, further to the reply of 10 January, Official Report, column 528, concerning costs incurred by departments on boarding school allowances, whether he will give the number of children concerned in each case and any additional costs such as transportation home for school holidays.
The information related to 1983–84 is as follows:
|Number of Children||Additional Costs £M (estimates)|
|Overseas Development Administration||315||0·6|
|Ministry of Defence (Civilians)||133||*|
|* In the case of armed forces personnel, Ministry of Defence civilians and the staff of some other Departments, seats are made available wherever possible on service flights for children to join their parents for school holidays. The cost of this facility is not separately identifiable.|