Mr. David Adams
asked the Minister of Health whether he will give details of the estimated cost for providing hutments or camps for educational purposes of evacuated children?
§ Mr. Elliot
Approximate figures are now available in respect of 29 of the camps being provided under the Camps Act, 1939. These camps were designed to accommodate 350 children under summer conditions, but if they are used for educational purposes throughout the whole year, the number accommodated will probably be somewhat less. They consist of dormitories, dining room, kitchen, assembly hall, classrooms, staff accommodation, and all the necessary services.
Details of the average cost per camp are as follow:
£ Sites, including legal charges 1,613 Buildings 16,347 External works (roads, sewers, water, light, etc.) 7,532 Equipment 1,750 Miscellaneous, including architect's fees, overhead charges, etc. 500 Total estimated average per camp £27,742