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A meeting of the Committee was held this afternoon; present—Messrs J. Robin (chairman), W. Snow, W. Dawson, J. R. Monson, J. Green, H. Clark, and P. Miller. CAVERSHAM INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. The Secretary of the Education Department (Mr W. J. Habens) wrote : —“ In reply to your expression of your Board’s dissatisfaction with present arrangements, which do not allow your Board a voice in regard to the management of the Caversham Industrial School, I am to say that that institution is not a local school, but is open to receive children from all parts of the colony, and that if your Board wishes to establish a local school under sections 2 and 8 of the Industrial Schools Act, 1882, the Government will give all due consideration to a proposal having the establishment of such a local school for its aim.”

In the draft reply, which was approved of, the Committee remarked that the school was originally established by the Provincial Council as an institution for local requirements, and was, moreover, only one of several schools of the same kind existing in the various centres of population throughout the colony for precisely the same purpose, and therefore was de facto, if not in point of law, a local institution. The Board had all through been opposed to an increase of institutions in this district, and the Committee could see no reason for the expenditure of public mouey in the establishment of another school so long as the existing one at Caversham was capable, or could be made capable, of meeting requirements In the matter of providing for indigent children, INDUSTRIAL SCHOOLS. The Secretary to the Education Department wrote advising that managers of industrial schools have been informed that for all children admitted to the schools after the 19th ult. the charge to Charitable Aid Boards was to be reduced by a shilling a week, —The communication was formally received. REQUISITIONS. The Benevolent Institution expenditure for the month of September was LB7O 7s 7d, less receipts L 35 Is Gd, making a total on thff requisition for October of L 835 6s Id. The sum of LSOO had been previously handed over as an interim payment, and the balance of L 335 6s Id was now passed.—The secretary was instructed to convey the hope that the Trustees would curtail expenditure so as to keep it within the estimate.

The statement of the Industrial School accounts showed a balance due from last quarter, L 927 Is 2d; maintenance of 138 children for 176 weeks two days at 7s 6d per week, L 662 14s 6d, total L 1,589 15s 8d; less amount received from parents and friends, L 6 14s; making the total on the requisition L 1,583 Is Bd. It was resolved to pay L 250 as an instalment. No requisition was received from the Female Refuge, HOSPITAL BOARD. The meeting of the Hospital Board Committee was then held, and a requisition of L 434 3s lOd passed for payment.

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CHARITABLE AID BOARD., Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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CHARITABLE AID BOARD. Issue 8040, 17 October 1889

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