§ Mr. Viant
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he will state the number of schools taken over for war purposes by his Department in Willesden; and, in view of the return of such a large number of school children to the area, can he promise to release a number of these schools for educational purposes at an early date?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
The number of evacuated schools in Willesden earmarked by my Department was 11. All of them are now completely available for educational purposes, subject to a possible resumption in circumstances which it is hoped will not arise; and the question of re-opening some of them shortly is, I understand, under consideration by the local authority.