§ 70. Mr. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for War whether he will consider the provision of houses for employés in His Majesty's munition factory at Rother was, near Hereford; and whether he is aware that owing to the complete lack of housing accommodation within reasonable distance of this factory, one employé, with his wife and four children, was compelled for some weeks to live in two fowl-houses?
§ Sir V. Warrender
The provision of housing to meet the general needs of the district is a matter for the local authorities. I am making inquiries, however, with regard to the particular case mentioned in the question, and I will communicate with my hon. Friend as soon as possible.