HC Deb 19 June 1903 vol 123 cc1427-8

To ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he will refuse to sanction any proposal of the managers of the Hanwell Poor Law Schools to increase the certificate of that school by 387 beds by certifying the old ophthalmic block for the reception of normal children. † See page 948. (Answered by Mr. Walter Long.) I have not received an application from the managers for an increase of the certified accommodation at these schools, but I was recently informed by them of a proposal to utilise some of the iron buildings until lately occupied by ophthalmic children. Before expressing an opinion on this proposal I asked for further particulars, and at the same time I pointed out to the managers that I should not be prepared to sanction an increase of the maximum number of children maintained at the schools.