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Rural Houses

Volume 466: debated on Tuesday 28 June 1949

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asked the Minister of Town and Country Planning on what grounds the Central Land Board has ruled that houses erected for, or occupied by, a farmer, a farm bailiff or manager or the resident agent of an agricultural estate, do not qualify for the special arrangements made in respect of houses reserved for members of the agricultural population under the Town and Country Planning Act, 1947.

Such houses do not come within the concession promised when the Bill was before Parliament. The concession was made to foster agriculture by encouraging the building of cottages for farm workers and I see no reason to extend it to the classes of persons mentioned in the Question.