HC Deb 01 March 1934 vol 286 cc1255-6
24 and 25. Mr. ALAN TODD

asked the Minister of Health (1) whether he is yet in a position to give the names of the farms in Herefordshire and Worcestershire complained of in the recent report of the South Staffordshire County Council Educational Committee on hop-picking;

(2) what steps he proposes to take to bring pressure to bear upon local authorities in Herefordshire and Worcestershire so that conditions under which hop-pickers from South Staffordshire live during the hop-picking season in Worcestershire and Herefordshire may be brought up to the proper standard?


I have now received from the Staffordshire County Council information enabling me to identify the farms mentioned in this report. I have sent this information to the Herefordshire and Worcestershire County Councils with the request that they will transmit it to the local authorities of the districts concerned in order that the matter may be investigated and steps taken to remedy any defects. I have also asked to be informed of the action taken by the local authorities.


If I put down this question again in, say, a fortnight's time will my right hon. Friend then let me have the names of the farms?


I think that in one form or another I shall be able to place at my hon. Friend's disposal any information which I have.