HC Deb 16 July 1903 vol 125 c853

To ask the President of the Local Government Board, whether the Local Government Board has sanctioned the expenditure by the Poplar Board of Guardians of £150,000 in building a new Poor Law school at Hutton, near Shenfield, accommodating 900 children, who are to be housed in blocks containing sixty and thirty children each.

(Answered by Mr Walter Long.) I have approved plans for the erection by the Poplar Guardians of new buildings to accommodate 624 children. The estimated cost of the buildings is £144,725, but I have not yet authorised the expenditure. The approved plans are for two schools. The boys' school to consist of five blocks for sixty children each, and the girls' and infants' school of ten blocks for thirty children each. In addition twenty-four elder girls are to be accommodated in the matron's block.