Military kids should be given free books: British MPJanuary 16th, 2012 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 16 (IANS) Children of British military personnel under five years should be given a free book every month, an MP has said.
John Healey from Rotherham, South Yorkshire, has started the scheme in his constituency, The Sun reported.
The plan — to cost around 750,000 pounds a year — aims to give an educational boost to the 36,000 young children of military personnel whose learning is disrupted by regular school changes.
He said children’s delight in receiving a parcel sparks interest in reading.
“I want the government to make this modest extra effort to reward the extra sacrifice forces’ families make,” Healey told parliament ahead of a debate on the issue.
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