HC Deb 23 November 1939 vol 353 c1416W
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