MINUTES OF A MEETING OF THE BASQUE CHILDREN'S ADMINISTRATIVE SUBCOMMITTEE HELD ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 24TH, 1939, AT 4,GREAT SMITH STREET, LONDON, S.W.1. AT 5 P.M.
PRESENT: Dr. Ellis (Chairman)
Dr. Betty Morgan
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE: Received from:-
2. MINUTES OF LAST MEETING: The Minutes of the last meeting, having been circulated, were taken as read and signed.
3. MATTERS ARISING ON THE MINUTES:
a) Brighton - Dr. Morgan said there had been no further news about the possibility of having Westcombe and the East Sussex Committee had now been dissolved. Sr. Omegna had taken over Girton House as from January 20th and the children were being moved as quickly as possible.
Dr. Morgan read a letter from Councillor Douglas re the financial position at Brighton. He stated that Sr. Omegna had suggested that the balance of the Brighton Committee's funds be transferred to the Headquarters Bank and the outstanding accounts forwarded. Councillor Douglas also promised to send in a financial statement. Sr. Omegna's opinion had been asked on the advisability of allowing one or two of the boys now employed in Brighton to retain their jobs. He had not yet replied.
b) Margate - Dr. Morgan reported that there had been trouble with the House Secretary, Mr. Ted Edwards, but that he had been dismissed as from January 23rd and it was hoped to find someone to replace him in the near future. Meanwhile, Mrs. Morris would take on his duties. There was also some difficulty in getting the Srtas. and Sr. Briones to co-operate in the work of the home, and Sr. Uranga, on Dr. Morgan's suggestion, promised to write to the Srtas.
It was generally agreed that if Sr. Briones declined to cooperate with the Warden he should be asked to resign
c) London Home for older boys. Dr. Morgan reported that Commander Wynn's house in Hampstead was now ready to receive the boys and four of them would be moving in as from January 25th. Four more boys would be sent in a week's time. Miss Burke had undertaken to run the home and would do the cooking. It was agreed that Miss Burke be paid a salary of two pounds per week.
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