HC Deb 15 December 1938 vol 342 cc2197-8W
Mr. Parker

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether, observing that the Admiralty has twice published the public appeal in Admiralty Fleet Orders for £23,000 as a Jellicoe Memorial Fund to build one of the missing hostels at the £1,000,000 Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, he will obtain and state the amount collected from the public and the Navy after two and a half years of the appeal and the amount collected during the last six months; the amount required to build the two missing hostels; the date on which the school was opened; and when it is anticipated that the missing hostels will be built and so provide the accommodation for the further 160 orphans of naval ratings who have been denied admission for over five years?

Mr. Shakespeare

From information supplied by the British Legion I have learnt with regret that the fund has made little progress since the hon. Member's previous question on 29th June last. For the rest I would refer him to the replies given to his previous questions on this subject, to which I have nothing to add, except to emphasise that no eligible orphan has been refused admission to the Royal Hospital School, Holbrook, since it opened in April, 1933.

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