HC Deb 06 April 1939 vol 345 c3023W
Captain P. Macdonald

asked the Minister of Health whether he proposes, in the event of the Government's subsidised camps not being immediately required for evacuation purposes, to allow interests already operating camps in this country on a commercial basis, to lease them during the holiday periods; and, if not, what steps are to be taken to avoid unfair competition between the new subsidised camps and existing commercial camps?

Mr. Elliot

As was explained in the Second Reading Debate on the Camps Bill, the normal peace-time use of the proposed camps will be as school camps, but in the event of their being available for other purposes there will be nothing to prevent the public corporations who manage the camps letting them to suitable bodies. There is no reasonable ground for anticipating any unfair competition with existing commercial camps.