§ 4. Mr. HOFFMAN
asked the President of the Board of Trade if he is aware that there are eight coastguard cottages standing empty on Canvey Island, Essex; and if, in view of the need for adequate housing accommodation, he will take steps to let the cottages at reasonable rents?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the ADMIRALTY (Mr. Ammon)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative and to the last part in the negative. The cottages are in the auctioneer's hands for sale by public auction, which it is anticipated will take place during the next few weeks.
§ Mr. HOFFMAN
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that the working classes need houses to let, not houses to sell?