asked the Minister of Education why the provision and erection of Horsa huts is not up to the time and progress schedule laid down by his Department; what are the main reasons for this delay; and what action is being taken to increase the supply of huts during the forthcoming autumn when the full effects of raising the school-leaving age will be realised.
The provision and erection of Horsa huts is not up to schedule for the reason given in my reply to the hon. Member on 4th March last. The supply of huts is adequate but shortages of some items of equipment continue to delay completion of the work. My right hon. Friend the Minister of Works is doing his utmost to accelerate erection of the huts.