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A meeting of the committee of the United Districts Charitable Aid Boards was held yesterday, and attended by Messrs Robin (in the chair), Miller, Green, Snow, and Monson.

The Seceetaey read the following letter, which he had written in reply to the secretary of the Education Department, in regard to a threat to stop the subsidies due if the Board did not pay L 1,200 alleged to be due to the Caversham Industrial School for the maintenance of indigent children:— I have the honor, by direotion of the chairman, to again refer to your letter of the Ist ult., having reference to the indebtedness of this Board to the Caversham Industrial Sohool for the maintenance of indigent children. In regard to the said indebtedness, I aw dcßired to state that since the eoming into force of the Hospitals and Charitable Institutions Amendment Act, 1886, the Board have never been In possession of sufficient funds to pay in full the claims of the Caversbam Industrial School, but within the last two months the sum of LCOO has been paid towards reducing the amount of the same.

Tho ohairman directs me to inform yon, however, that nil payments made to the school have been granted by the Board with the greatest reluctance—first, because of the Board's objecttion to the legislation contained in the Amendment Act of 1886, in regard to the support of indigent children; and, secondly, because of their dissatisfaction with present arrangements, whereby they are compelled to pay largo imms of money for maintenance cf the school without being allowed a voice in regard to its management. The chairman is also desirous of saying that whilst he is <tware that the Government have the power of stepping subsidies to the Board until the claim on account of the school is satisfied, he is of opinion that the carrying out of such a course, or even conveying threats in that direction, is not likely to be conducive towards the establishment of satisfactory relations between the Bocrd and the Government, or to ease the friction that exists in connection with these payments to the Industrial School by the Board. The letter was approved. A requisition was received for L 929 I6s lOd on account of the Benevolent Institution for the month of August.—The Chairman stated that an interim payment of LSOO was made on August 5, ana that the Institution had exceeded their estimate for the six months by LBB 6s2d.— It was resolved to pay L 429 16s lOd. It was also agreed to pay the following requisitions: —St. Mary's Sehool, Nelson, LB2 10s; Caversham Industrial School, L 30 0; Female Refuge, L 35 4s 6d.

HOSPITAL BOARD. A meeting of the Committee of the Hospital Board was afterwards held, and attended by Messrs Robin (in the chair), Green, Snow, and Monson. A requisition was received on account of the hospital for the month of August for L 268 5s lid.—Tho Chairman stated that the Institution had exceeded their estimate for the six months by Ll9O lis 9d.—lt was resolved to pay the amount of the requisi tion.

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HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID BOARDS., Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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HOSPITAL AND CHARITABLE AID BOARDS. Issue 8017, 20 September 1889

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