HC Deb 26 April 1956 vol 551 c1963
34. Mr. Hyde

asked the Minister of Education how many camp schools, established under the National Camps Corporation and leased to local education authorities, for which receivers and managers have been appointed by him, have been sold; and what are his intentions with regard to the future of the camps remaining unsold.

Sir D. Eccles

Local education authorities have approved in principle the purchase of fifteen of these camps, and are considering that of six more. I hope that these negotiations will be successfully completed and that purchasers will also be found for the remaining seven.

Mr. Hyde

Is my right hon. Friend aware that if the remaining seven of these schools, which have experienced staffs, cannot be sold, they will be allowed to fall into neglect? Can he not do something to expedite the matter?

Sir D. Eccles

Four of the seven are now unoccupied.

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