§ 66. Lieut.-Colonel HURST
asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he has now considered the distress caused 1706 to the Manchester and Salford Boys' and Girls' Refuges and Homes by the seizure of the whole of their premises at Strange-ways by the Office of Works without paying therefor; and whether he will take immediate action to avoid the consequent termination of the work of this charity?
§ The FIRST COMMISSIONER of WORKS (Sir Alfred Mond)
There has been no intention to take the premises without adequate payment. We are in negotiation with representatives of the society, and I have every reason to hope that the terms offered to the trustees will be found acceptable.