HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 cc1775-6W
Sir G. Fox

asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can state the approximate cost of providing permanent camps in the country for 10,000 refugees evacuated from the industrial areas in the event of an emergency; and whether, in this connection, he can obtain information as to what has been the per capita cost of providing the essential parts of the various holiday camps which are now in existence in some seaside areas?

Sir J. Anderson

The cost of providing permanent camps for refugees must

have respectively resigned or have been transferred to other forces?

Sir S. Hoare

The information asked for is given in the following table:

depend upon a great variety of factors such as the locality, the cost of the site and of providing main services, and the type of accommodation which might be required. These factors must differ so widely that I am doubtful whether any useful inference could be drawn by comparing such estimates as might be made with the cost of holiday camps provided for another purpose in various parts of the country.