§ 11. Mr. Turton
asked the Minister of Health whether he is aware that his decision to refuse a licence for the building of two farm workers' cottages at Hop Grove Farm, Malton Road, York, will have a serious effect on food production in this area; whether he is aware that plans for these houses have received the approval of the Flaxton Rural District Council as the planning authority for the area; and whether, in view of these facts and the present food shortage, he will reconsider his decision.
§ Mr. Turton
Is the hon. Gentleman aware that his Minister had refused this licence, that there are no cottages on this farm, and the nearest cottage proposed to be built by a local authority is two miles away? This policy is repelling agricultural workers from agriculture.