HC Deb 09 March 1911 vol 22 c1411

asked the President of the Local Government Board, whether his attention has been directed to the fact that in the workhouse at Brain-tree, Essex, there are families who would not be there but for their inability to find cottages at rents which the average rural labourer is able to pay; whether he is aware that the matter has become so acute that the medical officer makes particular reference to it in his annual report; whether the rural district council, though fully aware of these circumstances, are neglecting to take steps to deal with them; and whether he contemplates any action in respect thereof?


My attention has been drawn to the matters referred to, and I am in communication with the rural district council on the subject.