HC Deb 26 February 1880 vol 250 cc1439-40

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What are the dates and duration of the vacations observed at the office of the Charity Commission; and, whether such vacations are regulated by any and what Act of Parliament, or, if not by Act of Parliament, then by what other authority?


The sittings of the Board are suspended during a recess commencing about August 20, and lasting until an early day in October. The Office is open and ordinary business is transacted on every day in the year, except Sundays, Good Friday, the Monday and Tuesday in Easter week and Whit week, Christmas Day, and the two working days next following. This arrangement is not by statute, but is made by the Commissioners themselves, and is, I believe, in accordance with the usages of other Offices of a similar character.