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Armed Forces: Private Education

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 49185, tabled on 7 September 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many members of the Armed Forces claimed Continuity of Education Allowance in 2021-22 for UK-based private school fees; and how many claimants there were at each NATO rank.

Answered on

22 September 2022

The below table details the number of Service Personnel that have received Continuity of Education Allowance (CEA) for UK-based Private School fees in 2021-22 broken down by NATO Rank.

Nato Rank

Distinct Count of Employees

OF1

~

OF2

260

OF3

340

OF4

470

OF5

240

OF6

70

OF7

20

OF8

10

OF9

~

OR2

30

OR3

50

OR4

260

OR6

350

OR7

320

OR8

190

OR9

90

Grand Total

2,720

Rounded figures are to the nearest five, with numbers below five replaced by the tilde symbol ('~'). All figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias. Totals have been rounded separately and therefore may not equal the sum of their rounded parts.

Due to the possibility of rank changes in year between CEA claims, only the most senior rank for each individual has been retained in order to avoid counting the same individual twice.