HC Deb 27 July 1944 vol 402 cc885-6
31. Mr. Edmund Harvey

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in order to make full use for educational purposes of war-time build- ings and camps which will cease to be needed for military purposes after the war, he will institute a survey which will bring to the attention of local education authorities buildings and camps which can with advantage be used for educational work.

Mr. Butler

There are a number of other Departments also interested in these wartime buildings and camps and their most advantageous use is receiving consideration. I will, however, bear the hon. Member's suggestion in mind.

Mr. Harvey

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the Fleming Committee Report states that a number of these buildings, especially Royal Air Force buildings, are especially suited for educational purposes, and for temporary schools?

Mr. Butler

Yes, Sir.

Mrs. Cazalet Keir

Will my right hon. Friend see that he has the first refusal of all these hostels and war-time camps at the end of the war, for use for educational purposes?

Mr. Butler

I will try to see that I have the usual priority with my colleagues in this important matter.

Viscountess Astor

Will my right hon. Friend bear in mind that the Government have always said that the children must come first? Now let them prove it.

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