HC Deb 07 December 1950 vol 482 cc527-8
50. Mr. James Johnson

asked the Minister of Agriculture what is the accommodation available at the Birdingbury Agricultural Hostel, near Rugby; and how many persons are actually living there.

Mr. T. Williams

The Birdingbury hostel is at present equipped to accommodate 100 workers. The number now in the hostel is 95.

Mr. Johnson

While thanking my right hon. Friend, may I ask if he will advise the county committees to place any surplus accommodation at the disposal of workers other than farm workers, in view of the acute housing shortage in the neighbouring villages?

Mr. Williams

Yes, Sir, but I am not aware of any surplus space in this hostel, which is required for agricultural workers.