§ Mr. Barry Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his estimate of the amount of money earmarked on the service children boarding school allowance scheme in Wales in each of the last 10 years.
§ Mr. Hanley
Information on the location of schools attended by the children of service parents claiming boarding school allowance is not compiled annually. The most recent available information is for 1992, when the average boarding school allowance paid per service child was £7,117. From this it is estimated that some £2,850,000 was paid to claimants whose children attended schools in Wales. Information for previous years is not available.