Balloch Workers' Hostel

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 13th May 1952.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Steele Mr Thomas Steele , Dunbartonshire West 12:00 am, 13th May 1952

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he has yet taken a decision with regard to the future of Balloch Workers' Hostel.

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

Several proposals for alternative use of these redundant hostel buildings have been considered from time to time. One at present under consideration is that the hostel should be used as an approved school.

Photo of Mr Thomas Steele Mr Thomas Steele , Dunbartonshire West

Is not the hon. Gentleman aware that residents in this populous area are disturbed at the prospect that this hostel may be turned into an approved school, and would he give due weight to the proposals of the local authority that this hostel should, in fact, be converted into a community centre?

Photo of Mr William Snadden Mr William Snadden , Kinross and West Perthshire

I can give the hon. Member the assurance that the factors to which he has referred are now being considered by the Secretary of State, and that no final decision has, in fact, been taken with regard to this hostel.