HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 c616W
Mr. W. Joseph Stewart

asked the Minister of Health whether it is the intention of the Government to purchase sites for the erection of camps in Teesdale or Weardale, in County Durham, for evacuation and educational purposes so as to give a measure of protection to our school population in the event of war?

Mr. Elliot

The choice of sites for camps in England and Wales lies in the first instance with the National Camps Corporation. I am not aware that sites in either of the dales mentioned by the hon. Member are under consideration, but I understand that it is proposed to erect two camps within reach of the evacuation areas of Northumberland and Durham, and that sites are being selected for that purpose.

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