HC Deb 14 December 1950 vol 482 c202W
116. Miss Hornsby-Smith

asked the Minister of Education for what purpose he has made a grant to the West Riding County Council to enable them to acquire on a 50-year lease the major part of the premises at Wentworth Woodhouse; how many persons are at present accommodated there; and what sum has been spent and is proposed to be spent on conversion or adaptation of these premises for the county council's use.

Mr. Tomlinson

The premises have been leased by the West Riding education authority with my approval for the purpose of a residential training college for women teachers of physical education. There are at present 81 resident students in addition to tutorial and domestic staff. When completed the college will hold from 160 to 180 students and the teaching and domestic staff. The total estimated cost of adaptation is £184,000 of which rather more than £97,000 had been spent up to a month ago.