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Rural Workers

Volume 481: debated on Wednesday 22 November 1950

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asked the Minister of Health how many cottages for rural workers have been built in England and Wales since 1945 by local authorities; and how many by private individuals.

The number of houses built in rural areas is given in the Housing Return, September, 1950. Precise figures are not available as to the numbers erected specifically for agricultural workers, but the numbers of local authority houses let to such workers are also shown in the Return.

asked the Minister of Health how many cottages for rural workers have been built in the county of Cumberland since 1945 by local authorities; and how many by private individuals.

For the number of houses built by rural authorities and by private enterprise I would refer the hon. Member to Appendix B to the Housing Return, September, 1950. Separate figures of the numbers erected specifically for agricultural workers are not available.