School Camps

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th May 1972.

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Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian 12:00 am, 24th May 1972

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he hopes to announce his decision on the future of school camps in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Mr Tam Dalyell Mr Tam Dalyell , West Lothian

Why is this decision taking so long? Is not the Minister embarrassed? On 20th April I withdrew my Adjournment debate on school camps at his request, on his promise that the decision would come soon. If the decision is to come on Friday, 30th June, why cannot we be told now? Be a Minister.

Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire

We have not yet completed discussions with the Camps Association on the future of the camps. When we have done so I will make an announcement.

Mr. Milian:

Will the Minister think long and hard before discontinuing the camps? Why cannot they be kept in operation until the new regional authorities take over and can decide whether they wish to continue to operate them?

Photo of Mr Hector Monro Mr Hector Monro , Dumfriesshire

These are all points which I am taking carefully into consideration with the Camps Association. I will make an announcement next month.