HC Deb 28 May 1919 vol 116 cc1252-3W
Captain R. TERRELL

asked the President of the Local Government Board if he will state for what purpose the farm colony at Hollesley Bay is now being maintained; and when the colony last dealt with any unemployed person under the Act?

Major. ASTOR

I would refer the hon. Member to yesterday's reply to a previous question. The Hollesley Bay Colony was until recently used for the accommodation of soldiers. It is at present being used partly for training disabled men; the extension of its use for this purpose is now being considered. Unemployed persons have not been dealt with at the colony since May, 1915; the Central Unemployed Body have used the land for food production.