HC Deb 26 November 1953 vol 521 cc88-9W
124. Mr. Fienburgh

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what proportion of the demand for lumber for the domestic building trade was made by the Sugar Producers' Association for the purpose of housing and re-housing sugar workers in their employment during the last six months for which information is available.

Mr. Lyttelton

There is no information available on the total demand for lumber for domestic building nor on the amount used in housing sugar workers, but 336 houses were built through loans from the Sugar Welfare Fund in the first six months of 1953 and approximately 1,340 are in course of construction.

135. Mr. A. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how many of the sugar estates in British Guiana have established shower baths, changing rooms and canteens in connection with their factories since the recommendation made on this subject in the Venn Report.

Mr. Lyttelton

Canteens, shower baths and drying rooms have been provided in six factories since the Venn Commission Report.