§ 37. Mr. Hyde
asked the Minister of Education what are his plans for the National Camps Corporation schools at West Mark, Petersfield, and Lordsfield, Basingstoke, now both fully equipped and staffed and due to be closed down next month; to what extent the camp staffs are to be dispersed; and what compensation the camp managers are to receive for loss of their homes and employment.
§ Sir D. Eccles
The Corporation is still looking for purchasers for these camps. As many as possible of the staff will be absorbed in other camps. The employment of the rest will end in accordance with their terms of employment. The question of ex gratia payments for camp managers is one in the first place for the Corporation but I will consider any proposals that they may make to me.