§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the total expenditure for each of the last five years for education of Service children for the Army, the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, respectively; and what in each case were the amounts for the children of officers and other ranks, both in total and percentage terms.
§ Mr. Goodhart
The following figures show the provision made in Defence Estimates, in each of the last five financial years, for expenditure on the education of Service children:
£ m 1976–77 70 1977–78 86 1978–79 94 1979–80 114 1980–81 123
As Service schools are administered on a joint basis, it is not possible to identify the proportion of this total expenditure which can be attributed to each individual Service; nor is it possible to apportion all this expenditure between the children of officers and other ranks.