Mr. De la Bère
asked the Minister of Labour whether, in connection with the National Service Hostels Corporation, Limited, he will reconsider the proposals to increase by 5s. a week the present hostel charges, in view of the hardship imposed on a number of residents who make use of the hostels; and if, in view of the losses which have been incurred, he will have an inquiry into the cost of administration with a view to effecting economies and to rendering unnecessary the 5s. increase per week.
§ Mr. Isaacs
No increase is proposed in the present charges in the industrial hostels run by the National Service Hostels Corporation on behalf of the Ministry of Labour. The second part of the Question does not therefore arise.