HC Deb 17 December 1946 vol 431 cc335-6W
Mr. Stokes

asked the Secretary of State for War how many people are engaged in guarding the Beltane School Camp, Wimbledon; and whether, in view of the fact that the guests lodged therein are allowed out all over London every day, the service of these guards can be better employed elsewhere.

Mr. Bellenger

The staff of this camp is at present 44, but of them only five or six are employed on guard or escort duties. The rest are employed on administrative duties in connection with the use of the camp as a reception station. The staff is likely to be reduced by nearly a half early in the New Year when certain changes in the administration are made.