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Transferred Workers, Industrial Hostels (Charges)

Volume 527: debated on Tuesday 11 May 1954

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asked the Minister of Labour the gross cost of running the transference hostels; and what payments are made for accommodation by the transferred workers who use these hostels.

The total expenditure on the industrial hostels for transferred workers, which are managed on behalf of my Ministry by the National Service Hostels Corporation Ltd., was £3,374,365 in 1952–53. The present charges which have been fixed for residents are 47s. a week for men and 42s. a week for women for accommodation and 15 main meals. Receipts from residents for the same period were £2,277,688.