§ 62. Sir W. Smithers
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if, in view of the fact that Government hostels showed a loss of £8,400,000 in 1948–49, he will ensure that they be either closed down or become self-supporting; and how many hostels are in use at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Jay
The losses incurred by Government hostels are being examined in the light of the observations made by the Committee of Public Accounts in their Fourth Report for 1950. The views of the Treasury thereon will be laid before the House as a Treasury Minute in due course. The number of hostels in use at 1st October, 1950, was 760.