§ 41. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, as representing the First Commissioner of Works, how many dwelling-houses are now under construction by his Department; and whether any additional building of dwelling-houses is contemplated?
§ Captain HACKING (for the First Commissioner of Works)
Apart from 62 cottages for Coastguard personnel and for the staff of a State institution, no dwelling-houses are under construction by the Office of Works, nor is the building of any such houses under contemplation.
§ Lieut. - Commander KENWORTHY
Can the hon. and gallant Gentleman inform me—I know it is rather beyond the question—what has happened to the building staff which was built up under a previous First Commissioner? Is it not being used for building houses at all, has it been disbanded, or what has. happened to it?
§ Captain HACKING
Some of it may be being used for the purposes which I have mentioned, but I must have notice of that question as regards details.