§ Mr. Baldwin
asked the Minister of Agriculture how many houses for farm workers covering the whole of Great Britain have been completed under the Hill Farming Act, 1946.
Mr. T. Williams
Approval has been given to the erection of 156 new cottages under hill farming improvements schemes in Great Britain. Of these 34 have been completed and 26 are under construction. 163W In addition three have been provided by the conversion of existing buildings. Most of the work on cottages in hill farming improvement schemes is on the repair and modernisation of existing cottages rather than on the erection of new ones, and in all about 1,020 schemes include work on cottages at a cost of some £665,000.