HC Deb 03 April 1947 vol 435 cc2193-4
3. Mr. Awbery

asked the Minister of Education if he has reached a decision with respect to the handing over of a portion of Shorehampton West camp to the Bristol education authority, with a view to its use as a temporary school for 600 children who cannot otherwise be accommodated; and if he is aware that the education authority is in a position to take possession of the freed huts and commence converting them for school purposes immediately his decision is given.

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education (Mr. Hardman)

At present the whole of the Shirehampton West Camp is held for temporary housing, but I am informed that my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health is about to declare the, portion in question redundant to his purposes. Other Departments are interested in the future use of the camp, and it will rest with my right hon. Friend the Minister of Works to re-allocate the portion that is to be declared redundant. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Education has put forward the application of the Bristol Education Authority and has given it his strongest support.

Mr. Awbery

Are we to understand from that answer that a portion will be allocated to industry?

Mr. Hardman

As I have said, the matter is already under discussion. We have asked for an early decision.