HC Deb 22 February 1951 vol 484 cc216-7W
66. Mr. Dye

asked the Minister of Agriculture whether all the agricultural labour camps in Norfolk are now closed; whether the workers previously accommodated in them are still engaged in agriculture; and whether the farmers previously dependent upon them for part of their labour force have found alternative workers.

Mr. T. Williams

The last of the Norfolk Agricultural Executive Committee's pool labour hostels will shortly close. Of the 331 workers employed by the Committee in November last, 283 are still in agriculture, either in Norfolk or elsewhere. On the disbandment of the labour pool, farmers in Norfolk have had the opportunity of engaging the men and have presumably done this where they have been in need of labour.