§ 101. Mr. HAYDN JONES
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Shipping Controller whether twelve cottages, planned twenty-one to the acre, have been built at Beachley; whether the third bed room measures 6 ft. 7½ in. by 6 ft. 1½ in.; whether the only window in the larder opens directly on to the earth closet; who is the person who prepared the plans of the houses; and whether he has been appointed a Housing Commissioner at a salary of £1,000 per annum?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the MINISTRY of SHIPPING (Colonel Leslie Wilson)
Houses in Pennsylvania village, which I presume is the locality referred to, are from nine to ten to the acre. In no case is the smallest bedroom less than 65 ft. in superficial area. There are no earth closets on this estate. I understand that the architect employed in connection with the housing schemes at Chepstow and Beachley has received an appointment under the Local Government Board, but any question in regard to this should be addressed to that Department.