§ Mr. HURD
asked the Minister of Health how many rural district councils have applied to be the authority under the Housing (Rural Workers) Act, 1926; and whether any difficulties have arisen in complying with their request?
§ Sir K. WOOD
96 rural district councils have so far made applications under Section 5 of the Housing (Rural Workers) 49W Act, 1926, to be declared local authorities for the purposes of the Act, and my right hon, Friend is in accordance with the terms of the Section, consulting the county councils in regard to these applications. I can assure my hon. Friend that each case will be carefully considered on its merits, and that a decision will be arrived at as soon as practicable.