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Service Children's Education Authority

Volume 127: debated on Friday 12 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his policy on reducing cost-of-living allowances paid to single parents working as teachers for the Service Children's education authority in respect of dependent 18-year-old children when such children take up full-time undergraduate courses at English polytechnics.

In the circumstances described a single parent whose child is presently on a full-time course in the United Kingdom is treated no differently from their married colleagues. However, if the hon. Member has a particular case in mind perhaps he might care to send me the details.