HC Deb 04 December 1947 vol 445 c561
42. Mr. Alpass

asked the Minister of Education if he will favourably consider the application of the Hanham Folk Centre Committee to purchase huts to house their various activities.

Mr. Tomlinson

Yes, Sir. I am prepared to sponsor an application by the Hanham Folk Community Centre for a surplus hut and to consider grant-aiding its purchase. But owing to the very difficult position in the Bristol area with regard to labour and materials, there may well be unavoidable delay in erecting the hut.

Mr. Alpass

Is my right hon. Friend aware that this Committee have worked very hard for five years, and have collected a large sum of money locally, and that they are very anxious to obtain premises in which to house their activities? Does not he think that they deserve every possible encouragement, and will he give it?

Mr. Tomlinson

It is not my fault it the encouragement is not given before it is asked for.

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