HC Deb 11 December 1945 vol 417 c183
1. Lieut.-Colonel Mackeson

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will state the total number of all ranks involved in administering the transit camp in Folkestone; the maximum numbers accommodated in the camp during October; and if he is satisfied that it is more economical in overheads to have this camp located in scattered billets in civilian houses and hotels than to locate it in Shorncliffe Camp, which is two miles from Folkestone Harbour.

The Secretary of State for War (Mr. Lawson)

Four hundred and forty-eight all ranks are at present employed; during October, the maximum number accommodated in the camp on any one day was 3,340, the total for the month being about 92,000. The camp is shortly being moved to Shorncliffe.