HC Deb 24 July 1930 vol 241 cc2392-3
54. Mr. W. B. TAYLOR

asked the Minister of Health if he will consider taking steps to institute a national housing survey throughout rural England, with a view to providing adequate cottage accommodation in every village at a rent the farm worker can pay and which will also relieve unemployment in the building trade?


Consideration has from time to time been given to the question of such a survey, but I do not think the results would be worth the time and labour involved. My hon. Friend is no doubt aware of the special provision made for rural housing in the Housing (No. 2) Bill now before Parliament. I hope that this Bill will soon be on the Statute Book, and I shall not fail to urge the local authorities concerned to take the utmost possible advantage of it.


Is the Minister of Health satisfied with the progress made in regard to rural housing?