HC Deb 27 November 1956 vol 561 cc206-7
7. Mr. M. Stewart

asked the Secretary of State for War what firm of contractors built the St. George's Army School, Hong Kong, which was completed in April, 1955; and what repairs are now required to the school.

Mr. Hare

The main contractors were Messrs. Lap Hing and Company. As a result of investigations into this and other contracts they were suspended last July from tendering for further War Department work. The repairs which have been carried out to St. George's School and are pending are not large and will not cost in total more than a few hundred pounds. In addition, some concrete paving which has been discovered to be below specification will probably need replacement prematurely.

Mr. Stewart

While thanking the right hon. Government for that reply, may I further ask him whether the cracks in the walls of this school, which let in the rain, will shortly be repaired?

Mr. Hare

Yes, we have made a thorough check of the school, and I think they would be included in the minor repairs which are necessary.