§ MR. FAWCETT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether he can now inform the House what course the Government intends to take with the view of remedying the 595 grave abuses which, as pointed out in the recent Report of the Charity Commissioners, exist in the administration of certain parochial charities in the City of London?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS,
in reply, said, he had been in communication with the Charity Commissioners on the matter. They had referred to it in their Report, and had since sent him (Mr. Cross) further particulars in reference thereto. Undoubtedly, the first step the Government would take would be to confer with the parochial authorities upon the matter. The only question was, whether any further legislation was necessary or not, because further legislation could not be proceeded with at this period of the Session, and he hoped that before the next Session of Parliament other means might be found by which the abuses complained of might be remedied.