BASQUE CHILDREN'S COMMITTEE
MINUTES OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING HELD AT THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, LONDON, S.W.1 ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND 1937, AT 4.30 P.M.
The Duchess of Atholl, M.P. (in the Chair).
Mr. Clarkson (of Leeds) N.J.C.
Col. Gordon (The Salvation Army).
G.T. Garratt Esq.,
Miss Eleanor Rathbone M.P.
Dr. Audrey Russell
Mr. Wilfred Roberts M.P.
Mr. H.V. Tewson
Senor Uranga (by invitation)
Miss Betty L. Arne (ex officio).
The Chairman stated that the meeting having been called at such short notice, there had been no time to prepare the minutes of the last meeting.
Mr. Wilfred Roberts M.P., then gave a financial statement - see Account Sheet attached. The estimated future expenses are as follow:-
No of Children Home Estimated amount of maintenance required
40. Brighton £ 80
65 Henllan (Bronwydd House) 350
81 Camberley 200
24 Leicester (Saddington Hall) 60
75 Margate 90
100 Scarborough 200
50 Thame 80
40 Worthing 40
39 Great Yarmouth 150
99 Newbury (now Bray Court, Maidenhead) 250
57 Kingsey (Tythrop House) 100
Permission was now asked to send the boys at present at Bronwydd to Margate, where an empty school in Laleham was available at a rental of £ 250 a year on a quarterly lease only.
Mr. Roberts then summitted a notion to close Bronwydd since the running and overheads there were costing us even now 27/6d. per week.
Carried unanimously that the matter be put in hand at the earliest possible moment, and that the children be moved as soon as convenient.
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