Workmen's Houses, Cambois, Northumberland.

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing. – in the House of Commons on 30th March 1922.

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Photo of Mr John Cairns Mr John Cairns , Morpeth

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asked the Minister of Health if he is aware that part of Cambois colliery village, Northumberland, has been flooded; that 60 workmen's homes have been inundated with water, and that the furniture has been destroyed in many houses; and will he, as Minister of Health, help from the Imperial funds to provide new houses for these unfortunate people?

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I regret that there is no fund at my disposal out of which compensation could be given for the damage caused by the floods to which the hon. Member refers. I understand that a voluntary fund is being raised in the locality.

Photo of Mr John Cairns Mr John Cairns , Morpeth

That is no good. It is merely a case of the poor helping the poor.

Photo of Sir Alfred Mond Sir Alfred Mond , Swansea West

I have no power to do more.