HC Deb 19 January 1943 vol 386 cc68-9W
Mr. R. Morgan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what considerations were held to justify the decision to expend materials, labour and £35,000 of public money on the building of temporary hutments as office accommodation for the evacuated civil servants who are to be removed from Bromsgrove School house, so as to permit of the return of the school from its present accommodation in Wales?

Sir K. Wood

The decision in question was taken after careful consideration of representations made by the school to the appropriate Departments. In those representations the decline in pupils and the financial difficulties consequent on the prolonged evacuation were set out, and it was indicated that, failing an early return to Bromsgrove, the existence of the school would be in serious jeopardy.