§ 38. Mr. PEARSON
asked the hon. Member for Central Leeds as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners why the Commissioners refused to grant to the Jarrow Education Committee the use of the Monkton athletic ground as a playing-field for unemployed youths?
§ Mr. DENMAN (Second Church Estates Commissioner)
I am obliged to my hon. Friend for calling my attention to this allegation reported to have been made by the Chairman of the Jarrow Education Committee. The statement is untrue and the Chairman had no grounds for making it.
§ Mr. PEARSON
If the lessees of the ground apply to the Commissioners for leave to sub-let it to the education committee, will they grant it?
§ Mr. DENMAN
Certainly; I am sure that the chairman of the committee will realise that he has misunderstood the position, and will withdraw the charges that he made against the Commissioners.