HC Deb 01 March 1926 vol 192 cc1018-9
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?


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.