Election '97: The best education money can buy for Cabinet members' children

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John Major (Prime Minister): Both son James and daughter Elizabeth went to Kimbolton independent school in Cambridgeshire.

Fees: pounds 2995-a-term boarding.

Constituency comprehensive: Hinchingbrooke School, Huntingdon.

Kenneth Clarke (Chancellor): Son went to King Edward's School for Boys in Birmingham; daughter went to King Edward VI High School for Girls in Birmingham, both independent.

Fees: Both pounds 1,500 per term (day only)

Local comprehensive: Rushcliffe Comprehensive School, West Bridgford

Malcolm Rifkind (Foreign Secretary): Son and daughter were both educated privately, daughter at George Watson's College, Edinburgh and son at Loretto School, Musselburgh, near Edinburgh.

Fees: George Watson's pounds 2,760 per term boarding; Loretto pounds 3,870 per term.

Local comprehensive: Craigmount High

Stephen Dorrell (Health): Son attends the same public school as his father - Uppingham School in Leicestershire.

Fees: pounds 4,440 per-term boarding.

Local comprehensive for constituency : Uppingham Community College, Uppingham

Michael Howard (Home Secretary): Son Nicholas went to Eton and daughter Catherine went to St Paul's Girls' School in London.

Fees: Eton - pounds 4,470 per term boarding; St Paul's Girls' - pounds 2,209 day

Constituency state school: The Harvey Grammar School, Folkestone

Michael Heseltine (Deputy Prime Minister): Son Rupert and daughters Annabel and Alexandra all went to independent schools. Annabel was a boarder at Cobham Hall School, Kent.

Fees: pounds 4,500 per term boarding.

Constituency comprehensive: Gillot's School, Henley - 3rd in the league table of Oxfordshire state secondaries.

Lord Mackay of Clashfern (Lord Chancellor): Son went to Edinburgh Academy, daughter to St Margaret's School, Edinburgh, both independent.

Fees: Academy - pounds 3,765-per-term boarding; St Margaret's - pounds 2,895-per- term boarding

Local comprehensive: Craigmount High, Edinburgh

Sir Nicholas Lyell (Attorney General): Sons went to Harrow and Stowe, daughters to St Albans High School for Girls, Abbot's Hill and Stowe. All independent.

Fees: Harrow - pounds 4,610 per term; Stowe - pounds 4,500-per-term; St Alban's - pounds 1,680-per-term day; Abbot's Hill - pounds 3,570-per term boarding. Constituency comprehensive: Mark Rutherford Upper School, Bedford.

Virginia Bottomley (Secretary of State for National Heritage): Daughter Adela went to King's School in Canterbury, Kent.

Fees: pounds 4,480-per-term boarding.

Constituency comprehensive: George Abbot School, Guildford

Douglas Hogg (Minister for Agriculture): Son Quintin went to Eton.

Fees: pounds 4,470 per term.

Local comprehensive for consitituency: North Kesteven GM School, North Hykeham

Sir Patrick Mayhew (Northern Ireland) : Sons Barnabas, Henry, Tristran and Jerome all went to their father's former school, Tonbridge School in Kent.

Fees: pounds 4,323-per-term boarding.

Local state schools: Tunbridge Wells Girls' and Boys' Grammars, Tunbridge Wells

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