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