Under the arrangements provisionally adopted by the local education authority for applying their income scale in the case of serving soldiers, the child to whom my hon. Friend refers would be liable for full fees. I understand, however, that the authority are giving further consideration to the matter in the light of correspondence with my Department. I have already impressed upon the authority the urgency of the matter and I hope that a decision will be reached within the very near future.
While thanking my right hon. Friend for the information, may I ask if he can say whether this educational authority has acted in the same way as other education authorities in the matter?