HC Deb 05 December 1939 vol 355 cc459-60W
Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Minister of Health how many camps have now been completed; how many are in occupation and by whom; how many are in process of erection and how many wait to be started; and what is the number and composition of the staff of the Camps Corporation?

Mr. Elliot

Six camps have already been completed, three more will be completed by the middle of December, and four more before the end of the year. A further 17 are in an advanced stage of construction and one is on the point of being started, making a total of 31 camps. Two camps are in occupation—one temporarily for a limited period by a part of the women staff of the Bank of England and one by handicapped children from London.

The staff of the Camps Corporation consists of:

  • The managing director.
  • His private secretary.
  • The secretary of the corporation.
  • A bookkeeper.
  • One shorthand-typist.
  • Two clerks.

A total of seven persons.