Catterick Camp (Open-Air Baths)

Oral Answers to Questions — British Army – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 11th December 1957.

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Photo of Mr George Craddock Mr George Craddock , Bradford South 12:00 am, 11th December 1957

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will consider extending the facilities of the open-air baths at Catterick Camp by the provision of a roof and other necessary alterations to enable the baths to be used for a longer period than from May to September.

Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North

Yes, Sir. This proposal is being considered with a number of others.

Photo of Mr George Craddock Mr George Craddock , Bradford South

In view of the great need to extend the facilities at this camp and while thanking the Minister for the attention he has given to the matter, may I ask him to try to hurry up, because this work is absolutely necessary?

Photo of Mr Julian Amery Mr Julian Amery , Preston North

Like the hon. Member, I have looked into the question myself on the spot and I have every sympathy with the request. I hope that we shall be able to do something to meet it, but this raises issues which go rather wider than Catterick Camp itself.