HC Deb 18 January 1940 vol 356 c267W
Mr. Parker

asked the Minister of Health how many persons are being accommodated in the camps built under the Camps Act, 1939; who those persons are; and what progress is being made with the uncompleted camps?

Mr. Mander

asked the Minister of Health the number of camps which have been begun and completed, with the dates of completion, by the National Camps Corporation, Limited; and how many are occupied?

Mr. Elliot

Thirty-one camps have been begun by the National Camps Corporation. Of these, 12 are now completed, five will be completed by the end of this month, and the remaining 14, with the exception of one on which work was only recently started, are well on the way to completion. The dates of completion of the 12 camps are as follow:

  • 1 on 6th October, 1939.
  • 1 on 3rd November, 1939.
  • 1 on 18th November, 1939.
  • 3 on 27th November, 1939.
  • 3 on lath December, 1939.
  • 2 on 7th January, 1940.
  • 1 on 13th January, 1940.

Two camps are already occupied. One of these is occupied by physically defective children from London, who with their teachers number approximately 190; and the other is in the temporary occupation of the Bank of England, who are under notice to quit by 29th January. A third camp will be occupied in a fortnight's time, and negotiations for filling other camps are now proceeding.

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