HC Deb 10 July 1941 vol 373 cc325-6W
Sir W. Smithers

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings how many hutted camps for agricultural workers it is proposed to erect; what will be the average cost per head; and whether the contract has been put out to competitive tender?

Mr. Hicks

The Minister of Agriculture has asked my Department to build in England and Wales some 280 hostels for about 12,000 agricultural workers. The average cost is expected to be £ 130 per head exclusive of cost of sites which at present are held upon requisition only. Furnishing is estimated to cost an additional £ 15 per head. Competitive tenders are being obtained in all cases.