62. Mr. Philips Price
asked the Secretary of State for War what expenditure has been incurred on the maintenance and improvement of the Chepstow Army School during the current financial year and in 1953, respectively; and whether, in connection with the recent expenditure incurred at this school, account has been taken of the fact that the whole school will have to be moved elsewhere when construction work starts on the Severn Bridge.4W
§ Mr. F. Maclean
About £500 was spent on improvements and £10,000 on maintenance at the Army Apprentices School, Chepstow, during the last financial year; this year we are spending £17,500 and £7,000 respectively. The improvements are necessary to provide temporary accommodation for an additional 180 apprentices. In incurring all this expenditure we take account of the fact that the school may eventually have to move.