HC Deb 13 December 1939 vol 355 c1219W
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.