Dear Mrs Wright
RE: FREDERICK ANDREWS - 1978 No 516
Your letter of 30 August addressed to Mrs Bratton has been passed to me for attention.
I was saddened to learn of the death of your husband and would extend to you my condolences in your sad loss.
I would therefore propose to copy your letter to Messrs Ferris Craig and Moore for their comments but before doing so could I please ask you to confirm that I am correct in saying that, prior to the work going ahead, you did not contact or seek approval from my Office or the Office of Care and Protection? Could I also ask whether or not the window frames which were taken out are still available for inspection?
Upon receipt of your reply I will, as I have said, refer the matter to the Quantity Surveyors involved for their comments and at that time I will ask them to arrange to inspect the windows at the back of the house to which you refer in the second paragraph of your letter. Could I earnestly suggest to you that you do not proceed to commission any further work until such time as this inspection has been completed. If you do. I am afraid, that I cannot give any guarantee that the work in question will be paid for out of Freddie's estate.
At this time, I cannot authorise reimbursement of the account which you have sent me, and must postpone this question until such time as I am in possession of the information which I have asked you to provide and have the Quantity Surveyor's comments thereon.
C P McRANDAL