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Educational Allowances

Volume 164: debated on Friday 12 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the approxiamte cost of holiday visit passages paid in respect of children of defence service personnel in receipt of educational allowances, for the latest year available.

The information available does not allow the costs of school children's visits to be identified separately from the costs of other types of travel.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total sum paid to (a) officers and (b) other ranks in educational allowances in the years 1987–88 and 1988–89; what were the numbers of individuals receiving allowances in categories (a) and (b) above; and what is the average grossed-up value of an allowance in each category.