§ 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.