§ 8. Mr. Platts-Mills
asked the Minister of Fuel and Power if he is aware of the feeling of resentment that has been caused by the decision to increase the residential charges in all the South Yorkshire Miners' Hostels; and if he will represent to the National Service Hostels Corporation the desirability of reconsidering their decision.
§ Mr. Gaitskell
The National Service Hostels Corporation manage miners' hostels as agents of the National Coal Board. I am informed by the Board that in view of the heavy losses incurred in running miners' hostels, they recently decided to bring their charges into line with those paid in industrial hostels.