HC Deb 03 December 1973 vol 865 cc885-6
3. Sir A. Meyer

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received about the proposed closure of Kinmel Camp, Bodelwyddan ; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I have received representations from a number of sources. The camp will close at the end of the current term. Alternative uses for the site are being carefully considered.

Sir A. Meyer

Is my right hon. and learned Friend aware that this closure represents a hardship for the western end of the county similar in effect, although much smaller in scale, to that inflicted on the eastern end by the proposed rundown of steel making at Shotton? Will he give an assurance that he will devote as much energy and resources as he can to ensure that the 100 people who will find themselves redundant as a result of this governmental decision are able to find comparable employment without having to move from their present homes?

Mr. Thomas

I accept that there are social consequences as a result of the closure. I assure my hon. Friend that full account was taken of this before a decision was reached, and that Departments will co-operate in making every effort to assist those who are made redundant.