Agricultural Workers

Oral Answers to Questions — Housing – in the House of Commons on 1st July 1943.

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Photo of Mr Robin Turton Mr Robin Turton , Thirsk and Malton

asked the Minister of Health how many of the 3,000 agricul- tural cottages in the proposed scheme have been allocated to urban district councils situated in agricultural areas?

Mr. Brown:

These cottages have nearly all been allocated to rural districts where the agricultural need is most acute, but four cottages have been allocated to the Burnham-on-Crouch urban district and four to Wenlock borough.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

asked the Minister of Health, where, and to what extent, any actual construction has commenced in the building of any, and how many, of the 3,000 proposed rural cottages?

Mr. Brown:

The construction of 92 cottages has been commenced. With permission I will circulate a list of the areas in the OFFICIAL REPORT. Reports on progress have not yet been called for but the responsible Rural District Councils are, I know, fully seized of the urgency of the matter and I am confident will see that the work of construction is carried out with all speed.

Photo of Major Abraham Lyons Major Abraham Lyons , Leicester East

Can the right hon. Gentleman say specifically whether in those cases a list of which he is circulating work is actually in progress?

Mr. Brown:

I have said the construction of 92 cottages has been commenced.

Following is the list referred to:

  • Aylesbury.
  • Barrow-on-Soar.
  • Cardiff.
  • Chailey.
  • Cowbridge.
  • Grimsby.
  • Guildford.
  • Hawarden.
  • Lichfield.
  • Melford.
  • Romney Marsh.
  • Stone.
  • Sunderland.
  • Tonbridge.
  • Wantage.
  • Wellington (Salop)