§ Sir R. Gower
asked the Minister of Health whether portable dwellings are used at the present time in connection with the housing of purely mobile labour; and, if not, whether he will consider introducing such buildings to save the transport needed for taking workmen backwards and forwards to neighbouring towns with a consequent waste of petrol?
§ Mr. Elliot
I am not sure what class of labour my hon. Friend has in mind. It is common practice for contractors to provide temporary accommodation for their constructional staff in hutments which are often portable. If my hon. Friend is referring to labour engaged on process work, I think that any additional accommodation which is necessary in any locality should, as far as possible, be of permanent construction so that it will later serve a useful peace-time purpose.