HC Deb 10 October 1946 vol 427 c336
21. Mr. Walker-Smith

asked the Minister of Health what proportion of the houses now being erected by rural district councils he anticipates will be occupied by agricultural workers; and what steps he proposes to take to ensure that a reasonable share of these houses will be reserved for agricultural workers.

Mr. Bevan

I do not possess data to enable a forecast to be made of actual numbers, but the provision which has been made by the Government in the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act for the payment of a special rate of subsidy for houses for agricultural workers will, I think, secure the object desired, the need for which is, I am satisfied, appreciated by rural district councils.