HC Deb 18 December 1929 vol 233 c1380

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty, with reference to the St. Budeaux housing scheme for dockyard and naval employés, whether he is aware of the condition of the houses and of the danger to health caused by the inadequate protection afforded by them against bad weather; and if his Department is taking any steps to safeguard the interests of the tenants, all of whom come under the aegis of his Department?

The CIVIL LORD of the ADMIRALTY (Mr. George Hall)

Certain complaints have been made unofficially, but the Admiralty have no responsibility for these houses, which were erected by the Devon port Dockyard Employés Housing Association, Limited, on land given by the Admiralty.


Will the hon. Member be good enough to look into this question, seeing that many employés of the Admiralty are in a very serious plight and that the medical officer of health has reported that their accommodation is not fit for habitation?


I must repeat that the Admiralty have no responsibility in the matter.