Skip to main content

Housing (Agricultural Workers)

Volume 885: debated on Monday 3 February 1975

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many local authorities have a policy of allocating a proportion of their council house stock for retiring agricultural workers; which councils in Leicestershire operate such a scheme; and if he will issue a circular recommending such a policy to be operated in appropriate areas.

The allocation of council housing is a matter for local authorities and I do not hold information on the individual practices operated. My right hon. Friend has no plans to issue a circular of the kind suggested by the hon. Member, but if he has any evidence of hardship I should be glad to study it.