HC Deb 14 July 1942 vol 381 cc1058-9
18. Colonel Arthur Evans

asked the Secretary of State for War whether he is aware that the conditions under which the former girl students of the Howard Garden High School, Cardiff, are now studying are most difficult; and whether he will arrange for the military authorities to vacate the Lady Margaret School, which is now used solely as a billet for men who would be employed in the docks in the event of an air-raid, and thereby station the military nearer their place of duty and at the same time enable the senior girl students to pursue their studies under reasonable conditions?

Sir J. Grigg

I am aware of the purpose for which this school was requisitioned and of the difficulties which it has caused. Unfortunately, however, I am not yet in a position to say that the premises can be released.

Colonel Evans

Has the Minister caused inquiries to be made as to whether suitable premises are available in Cardiff where the military could be billeted, in order that the education of the senior girls can be continued at the original place?

Sir J. Grigg

As this particular case has been the subject of considerable pressure from my constituency, I think obviously the answer is "Yes."