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Industrial Hostels

Volume 462: debated on Thursday 3 March 1949

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47.

asked the Minister of Labour whether he will permit married quarters to be provided in Government industrial hostels for European voluntary workers, in view of the fact that female workers are turned out of the hostels when their pregnancy is too advanced for them to continue working and are normally unable to obtain lodgings locally, with the result that they suffer great hardship and their services become lost to industry.

No. The Government industrial hostels are designed to accommodate transferred industrial workers and do not provide suitable accommodation for mothers with young children.