MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BASQUE CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE HELD AT 27 MARSHAM STREET, S.W.1., ON TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7TH, 1939, AT 5 P.M.
PRESENT: Dr. Ellis (Chairman)
Dame Janet Campbell
Mrs . Gee
Mr. Wilfrid Roberts
Mr. R.M. Fuller-Bryant
Dr. Betty Morgan
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: None received
2. MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING: The Minutes of the last meeting, having been circulated, were taken as read and signed.
3. MATTERS ARISING ON THE MINUTES:
a) London Boys' Homes
1. Hampstead Home - Dame Janet Campbell reported that she had visited this home with Dr. Morgan and they had found it very satisfactory except for the fact that they considered it quite unsuitable for the boys to use Miss Burke's bedroom as a sitting-room. They had seen Commander Wynn and had arranged with him for Miss Burke to sleep in a room on the first floor of the house, which meant that Miss Burke's sitting room would now be free for the boys.
Dr. Morgan said that two more boys were to move in almost immediately from the Highgate Youth Hostel.
2. Comeragh Road - Dr. Morgan stated that 12 boys were to move into this house that evening. The difficulty was now to find suitable jobs for them, as Mr. Kavanagh, who had been mainly concerned with this had gone to Perpignan. It was felt that until jobs could be found, some arrangements should be made for the boys to attend classes and it was suggested that the Chelsea Polytechnic be approached, or failing that, Toynbee Hall. After some discussion, Mrs. Pennyman offered to get in touch with the Music Tutor of Morley College, and Dame Janet Campbell said she would write to Mrs. Hubback, the Principal of the College. Miss Vulliamy said she would try to make arrangements for an International Brigader to stay in the house for a short period until the boys were settled in. He could keep them occupied and if necessary give classes.
Dame Janet Campbell agreed to visit this home with Dr. Morgan during the next few days.
Dr. Morgan reported that there had been considerable items of expenditure on the London Boys and very little money was coming in to meet them. She thought it advisable that a meeting of the London Sub-Committee be called to discuss with Miss Garrett ways and means of raising money and
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