asked the Minister of Health whether he has considered the application from the Walsall Borough Council for loan sanction for the erection of a community centre in the Harden Ward of the council's area; on what date was the application made; what reply has been given; and what is the cause of the delay in giving sanction?
Application for a loan sanction in this matter was made to my right hon. Friend by the Walsall Borough Council on 26th February, 1938. He was subsequently invited by the council to defer issuing the sanction pending their decision on the question whether to apply for a grant under the Physical Training and Recreation Act, 1937. I am informed that the council have now applied for a grant under this Act and that the application is at present being considered by my Noble Friend the President of the Board of Education who hopes shortly to be in a position to give his decision.
Can the hon. Member say the date when the application was made?
It was made on 14th January, 1939.