§ Mr. Jackson
asked the Minister of Labour in view of the difficulty of getting building trade labour for ordinary repairs to farm buildings, why his National Service officers have authorised the employment of 12 building trade operatives at the Ty Gwyn Farm, Gilwern, for new buildings.
§ Mr. E. Bevin
I understand from my Noble Friend the Minister of Works that the only building licence issued in respect of Ty Gwyn Farm, Gilwern, was granted in December, 1943, for farm repair work. Some local immobile building workers for whom no priority work is available in the district are engaged in carrying out this work. No new building work other than the erection of a temporary hut for use as a workmen's shelter has been licensed.