§ Mr. DAWES
asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he was aware that in November last the managers of the Children's Infirmary, Carshalton, submitted to the Local Government Board certain proposals for increasing the accommodation from 800 to 1,200 patients by the provision of the necessary additional staff quarters and isolation wards; and, if so, would he say what reply had been given by the Board?
§ Mr. BURNS
The managers of the Metropolitan Asylums Board, on 23rd November last, submitted to my Department proposals for certain extensions to 18 the Children's Infirmary at Carshalton. These proposals involve the expenditure of a very large sum, estimated to exceed £50,000 or £60,000. In view of the large margin of spare accommodation in other institutions belonging to the Asylums Board I am of opinion that the whole question of the accommodation of the various classes of patients in the charge of the Asylums Board needs careful consideration, and I am in correspondence with the managers on the subject.