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Agricultural Workers' Houses (Materials)

Volume 393: debated on Tuesday 9 November 1943

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asked the Minister of Health how many houses for agricultural workers are now in process of construction; in how many instances concrete instead of timber is being used for floors and staircases; and how many schemes are being held up through delay in the deliveries of timber to the sites?

Two thousand, two hundred and sixty houses are now under construction under the war-time scheme launched by the Government. Concrete is being used for both floors and staircases in 56 of these houses. Difficulty in regard to the supply of timber is being experienced only in the case of two schemes covering four houses in all.