HC Deb 10 October 1944 vol 403 cc1577-8W
Colonel Lyons

asked the Minister of Health the number of agricultural workers' cottages erected and finished during the past 12 months.

Miss Horsbrugh

During the twelve months ended 30th September, 1944, 2,325 houses in the war-time agricultural cottage scheme were completed.

Sir G. Owen

asked the Minister of Health how many agricultural workers' cottages were scheduled to be built in each of the six North Wales counties; how many of these have yet to be completed; how many of those completed are not yet occupied; and why this is so.

Miss Horsbrugh

The statistical information required by my hon. Friend is as follows:

County. Number of cottages scheduled to be built. Number yet to be completed. Number completed but not occupied.
Anglesey 16 2 Nil
Caernarvon 26 10 4
Denbigh 30 2 Nil
Flint 16 Nil Nil
Merioneth 12 10 Nil
Montgomery 26 22 Nil
I am informed that the reason why the four cottages in Caernarvonshire are not occupied is that sufficient applications have not been received from agricultural workers engaged in food production. Authority has now been given for application from other persons to be considered.