HC Deb 06 December 1922 vol 159 cc1800-1W

asked the Minister of Labour, as representing the Ministry of Health, whether he is aware that the West Ham Distress Farm Colony, situate at Ockenden, Essex, is fast falling into dilapidation and decay through the lack of Government assistance, although repeated efforts have been made by the West Ham Committee to obtain the necessary help; and, as this colony is capable of being used as a suitable training ground in agriculture for many young men, will he receive a deputation from the distress committee at an early date in order that the best use can be made of the farm colony?


I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave him yesterday on this subject.