HC Deb 24 January 1956 vol 548 c22
30. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for War what improvements were made during 1955 in the standard of accommodation and comfort at the Army Apprentices' School, Chepstow.

Mr. Head

About £17,000 was spent on improvements last year. Nine new classrooms are being provided and sanitary arrangements have been extended and modernised. A new heating plant and floor were provided in the gymnasium; slow-burning grates have been fitted in barrack rooms and the cookhouse has been re-roofed and in part refitted.

Plans for permanent buildings were held up because of uncertainty about our being able to retain the site of the school, but they are now going ahead.