HC Deb 18 June 1888 vol 327 c431
MR. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether the Metropolitan Asylums Board has accepted a tender for the erection of a small-pox hospital at Darenth which is £5,000 in excess of the lowest of the nine tenders received?

THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)

The tenders for the erection of the hospital for convalescing small-pox patients at Darenth ranged from £41,928 to £59,100. The lowest tender was by a firm at Sleaford; and before the tender was accepted the managers received a communication from the firm requesting that they might be allowed to withdraw their tender, as the cost of the cartage and other matters very much exceeded what they had anticipated. The next lowest tender, which was for £47,000, was accepted.