HC Deb 17 April 1953 vol 514 c516
Mr. David Jones

Mr. Deputy-Speaker, with your permission I should like to make a personal statement.

On 11th February last, during the course of a statement by the Secretary of State for the Home Department on the East Coast flood disaster, I asked a supplementary question in which I stated that on that morning I had received information about a railway man who was evacuated from his home in Great Yarmouth on 1st February and was temporarily accommodated in two chalets at the Gorleston Holiday Camp, and who has been told by the camp manager that he will now be expected to pay the hire charge for these two chalets…"— [OFFICIAL REPORT, 11th February, 1953; Vol. 511, c. 424.] Subsequent investigations which have been made have revealed that there was some misunderstanding in this matter, and I now desire to inform the House that I am assured that the proprietors of the Gorleston-on-Sea Holiday Camp never sought or received any payment whatsoever from the flood victims.