HC Deb 29 March 1934 vol 287 c2125
1. Brigadier-General NATION

asked the Minister of Labour whether he can now say what the position is regarding the organisation with which he has been in correspondence on the subject of the financial assistance to be given to the Hull and District Boys' Migration Training Hostel at Beverley, East Yorks; and whether he is aware that, unless some help is forthcoming before the 31st May, the hostel will be compelled to close down?

The MINISTER of LABOUR (Sir Henry Betterton)

I have informed the organisation to which my hon. and gallant Friend refers that I am prepared to continue the existing agreement with them at the present rate of grant beyond the end of March. I have been informed that the Hull and District Migration Committee have resolved that their hostel should be closed as from 1st June, unless the entire cost of maintenance can be defrayed from outside sources.