§ Mr. Henderson Stewart
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that a member of the staff of the Fife County Council, having failed to obtain a house in Cupar, has been refused permission by the Department of Health to build a house for himself; while at the same time the Department have approved the erection of 25 aluminium houses for Post Office workers at Hawklaw Radio Station, Cupar; upon what grounds he provides houses for Civil Servants but refuses them for local authority officials: and if he will reconsider his decision.
§ Mr. Woodburn
I am aware of the circumstances referred to. The aluminium houses mentioned are being provided by the Ministry of Works for the accommodation of transferred key workers and their families. I see no reason to depart from these arrangements.