HC Deb 04 May 1885 vol 297 c1494

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, When it is expected that the removal of the office of the City of London Parochial Charities Commission from Craig's Court to Gwydyr House, a step promised some months ago with a view to accelerating the business of that Commission, will be carried out; and, what progress has been made by the Commissioners in the work of preparing the Schedules of City Parochial Charity property directed by the Act of 1883 as a preliminary to the issuing of schemes for the better application of the charity funds for the benefit of the people of London generally?


My hon. Friend the Member for Leeds will answer the first part of the Question. With reference to the second part of the Question, I must refer the hon. Member to the 32nd Report of the Charity Commissioners, page 13, which states that— Since the appointment of additional Commissoners under the City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883, we have prosecuted the inquiry directed by the Act into the property of the charities subject to it. The whole of the scheduled parishes are now under investigation. In about one-fifth the inquiry may be considered as practically complete, and it is hoped that within a year from the present date the whole of this part of the work will have been accomplished.