HC Deb 08 February 1940 vol 357 c406
75. Mr. Jackson

asked the Minister of Health what schemes for agricultural housing he contemplates in the future; and whether as there is some unemployment in the building trade in country districts he will encourage the rural councils to carry on with their grants for reconstructing cottages under the Rural Workers Housing Act?

Mr. Elliot

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply, of which I am sending him a copy, which I gave on 18th January to a question on the subject by my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Howdenshire (Major Carver). As regards the second part of the Question I have given, and shall certainly continue to give, the most sympathetic consideration to proposals under the Act referred to, especially where the proposals include the provision of additional accommodation.