HC Deb 03 June 1943 vol 390 c350
35. Mr. Graham White

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can make a statement with regard to the experience of the 30 school camps-built by the Government at the outbreak of war, including the uses to which they are now being put?

Mr. Butler

The national camps, which were originally designed as school camps for occupation by successive groups of children drawn from town schools, have, as a result of the war, been utilised as boarding schools for evacuated school children. 25 of them are occupied by elementary schools, two by secondary schools, two by schools for defective children and one by an orphanage. The educational and physical advantages derived by the children attending the camps are beyond doubt.