HC Deb 10 October 1944 vol 403 c1580W
Sir G. Owen

asked the Minister of Labour whether, in view of the shortage of domestic help on farms and the burden already borne by farmers' wives, he will arrange for trainees in agriculture to be accommodated in hostels and make use of the existing hostels now occupied by Italian prisoners of war for this purpose.

Mr. T. Williams

I have been asked to reply. I am aware of the difficulties to which the hon. and gallant Member refers, but my right hon. Friend must make use of every kind of accommodation suitable for trainees and cannot exclude the possibility of lodging some of them on farms where domestic conditions permit. The fullest possible use will, however, be made of available hostels.