Ffynh 6P

Miss Megan Lloyd George well deserved all the congratulations she received after she had made her maiden speech last Monday on the Government’s new Housing Bill. She welcomed that Bill as a new crusade against slums because it dealt with the problem in rural areas. She thought it was not possible to over-emphasize the problem of housing in the towns, but they could and did under-emphasize the gravity of the problem in the rural areas; and she mentioned the fact that the agricultural worker was still the lowest paid worker in any industry. Referring to are port made some years ago in her own constituency of Anglesey, she said it was shown that the death-rate from tuberculosis among women was the highest but one on the list for the whole of the administrative counties in England and Wales, and yet the death-rate of the men came only twenty-second on that very blacklist. There could be only one explanation of that–bad housing. The greater risk to health was for the woman who spent the greater part of her life in those squalid, dark, ill-ventilated cottages, and, of course, what applied to the woman also applied to the young children. She also welcomed the Bill because she felt that it was the largest scheme for unemployment that had yet been put forward.

(Miss Megan Lloyd George's maiden speech, reported inThe Vote, vol. II, April 1930 [Tip: daliwch Ctrl a chliciwch dolen i'w agor mewn tab newydd. (Cuddio tip)] )