53. Sir NICHOLAS GRATTANDOYLE
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any grant from public funds is made towards the cost of the camps to which boys from Borstal institutions are sent during the summer months?
§ The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Sir William Joynson-Hicks)
No direct grant from public funds is made towards the cost of these camps, but certain rations are supplied from the institutions, or where such rations have been purchased from the camp fund, which is privately subscribed, an equivalent money grant is made to that fund.
§ Mr. SHEPHERD
Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it time that money from public funds was granted for this purpose, and that it could not be spent in a better way?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The exigencies of the public Exchequer are such that I think we are getting on very well as it is.
§ Mr. RENNIE SMITH
Will the Home Secretary not seek to get a little financial aid for this purpose from the Secretary of State for War?