§ SIR MANCHERJEE BHOWNAGGREE (Bethnal Green, N.E.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether the Board of Guardians of St. Matthew's, Bethnal Green, applied some months ago for sanction for the appointment and salaries of the nursing staff for the new Bethnal Green Infirmary, and that, although that institution is completed and ready to receive patients, and was formally opened yesterday, the sanction has not been accorded; and, if so, will he take immediate steps to comply with the request of the guardians.
§ MR. CHAPLIN
The Local Government Board have received the application referred to, and there has been considerable correspondence on the subject. The Board's decision in the matter has been communicated to the guardians. They have sanctioned the number of nurses required, and I hope that the matter may now be regarded as settled or far advanced towards settlement.