HC Deb 02 May 1911 vol 25 c198

asked if the right hon. Gentleman's attention has been drawn to the serious lack of housing accommodation for railway, dock, and other workers at the new Immingham Dock, North Lincolnshire; and whether he will consider the advisability of sending down an inspector to the district to make inquiries into the conditions of housing in the immediate district of the dock works?


My attention has not been drawn to the existence of a lack of housing accommodation at Immingham. I have referred to the Reports for recent years of the medical officer of health of the rural district of Grimsby, in which this place is included, and find that he Reports very substantial building developments in Immingham and Little Coates in connection with the construction of the dock at Immingham. He also Reports that, with few exceptions, the inhabitants of the rural district are well housed. I will make inquiries into the matter, and, if I find it desirable, I will cause an inspection to be made by one of my officers.


Is the right hon. Gentleman forgetting that he has already sent an inspector there, and that he Reported upon the lack of sanitary conditions in connection with some of the dwellings of that locality?


I think my hon. Friend is mistaken in the matter.