HC Deb 05 May 1919 vol 115 cc629-30W
Brigadier-General CROFT

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether the working classes who are entitled to special facilities under the housing proposals may include clerks or shop assistants who are frequently paid lower wages than those engaged in manual labour, and, if not, whether Section 18 of the Settled Land Act of 1890 could not be used as the definition of the Housing of the Working Classes Act of 1903?


There is at present no general statutory definition in the Housing Acts of the expression "working classes" which would restrict the occupation of houses provided under these Acts to persons engaged in manual labour. The question whether a definition of the term, should be inserted in the Bill of this Session will come up for discussion in Committee.

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