Mr. H. D. Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for War on what grounds No. 5 Formation College, Luton Hoo, is being 260W closed; and if he will take steps to see that the building and equipment is put to a useful public purpose.
§ Mr. Lawson
This college is being closed because of the reduction in the number of troops now serving in the United Kingdom. Nos. 5 and 6 Formation Colleges were selected as the first two to be closed because the accommodation is inferior to that at the remaining three colleges. The question of the disposal of the premises is still under consideration and I will write to my hon. Friend.