HC Deb 17 October 1940 vol 365 c843W
Sir L. Lyle

asked the Minister of Health what is the exact position with regard to each of the evacuation camps constructed at the commencement of the war; whether all have been completed, and, if not, which remain unfinished; who are the people occupying them at the present time, and the numbers of such people?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The last of these camps, 31 in number, was completed several months ago. With two exceptions, one being that of a camp which has been let to an orphanage, the occupying bodies are the Local Education Authorities of vulnerable areas, and the camps are used for the accommodation of school children together with the necessary teachers and staff. The number of children occupying the camps is at present about 6,000.