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Polish Workers

Volume 439: debated on Monday 30 June 1947

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asked the Minister of Agriculture how many Poles have been allocated for each of the South Wales counties for work in agriculture; and what is the number of hostels which will be required to house these workers in each county.

No specific county allocations of Poles for agricultural work have been made, but members of the Polish Resettlement Corps are being placed in vacancies on farms and with C.W.A.E.C.'s where suitable British workers are not available. Up to 15th June, one hostel in each of the counties Radnor, Cardigan and Carmarthen, accommodating 25, 28 and 25 Polish agricultural workers respectively, had been opened. It is expected that further Polish hostels will be opened in South Wales in the ensuing months according to need and to the availability of suitable Poles.