HC Deb 15 May 1919 vol 115 c1797W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether the continued military occupation of the city of Leeds Training College at Beckett Park, Leeds, which has accommodation for 480 students, is having a serious effect upon education in the North of England; whether immediate steps can be taken to evacuate the college buildings in order that they may be placed in repair for the reception of students in September next; and whether the city of Leeds has been pressing for this course to be taken since December last without receiving a reply from the military authorities?

Captain GUEST

An appeal for the release of the Leeds City Training College was received in the War Office on the 8th instant, and the local military authorities were asked to report as to the possibility of releasing the premises in order that educational work at the college may be resumed in the autumn. A reply has not yet been received, but there will be no avoidable delay in dealing with the matter.