HC Deb 23 July 1941 vol 373 c910W
Mr. Quibell

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Works and Buildings whether, in estimating the cost of the new hostels for agricultural workers at £130 per head, excluding the cost of sites, these are for single men only, and if not what family is assumed in making the assessment of cost; and what is the estimated life of these hostels?

Mr. Hicks

The hostels are for single men or women. Their form of construction varies because the policy is to use materials that are readily available and methods which take a minimum of time. Those of the lightest construction would last four-eight years—others considerably longer. They are intended to be temporary.