HC Deb 10 May 1909 vol 4 c1624W

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether an application made to him by the Central (Unemployed) Body for a grant of £516 19s., to be expended in the making of a sewer on Osea Island, off the coast of Essex, was granted; who was the owner of the land benefited by the making of the sewer; and how much did he contribute towards the cost of this improvement?


The reply to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The sewer was provided in connection with a convalescent and holiday home erected for the very poor of the East End of London by Mr. F. N. Charrington, to whom the land belonged. The estimates supplied to me showed that his share of the cost of the sewer would be £342.