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Students' Hostels

Volume 477: debated on Wednesday 19 July 1950

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many colonial students now at the Balmoral hostel will be transferred to the new hostel in Hans Crescent; how many colonial students are now accommodated in hostels; how many hostels have been recently closed; how many students have applied for accommodation to the Colonial Welfare Department or the British Council; and what further attention has been given to this need of accommodation and for providing recreational facilities for those not in hostels.

The number of colonial students now at the Balmoral hostel who will transfer to Hans Crescent House has not yet been decided. Two hundred and fifteen colonial students are now accommodated in hostels in London. One hostel has been recently closed. Six hundred and fifty students have applied to the British Council for accommodation in London. The British Council plans to have 3,000 individual homes available for overseas students in the Greater London area by September. 1950. Recreational facilities for students not in hostels are already available at British Council Headquarters and they will also be available at Hans Crescent House in London when it is opened in the autumn.