HC Deb 22 March 1886 vol 303 cc1483-4
MR. CONYBEARE (Cornwall, Camborne)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, How many schemes the Charity Commissioners and the Education Department have at the present time in preparation or under consideration; and, whether he will order that in future a list of all schmes and charitable or educational trusts, for the time being under consideration of the Charity Commission, be exhibited daily for public inspection free of charge in the office of the said Commission?


I am unable to answer precisely the first Question of the hon. Member, for the words "schemes in preparation or under consideration" represent no formal stages of the procedure of the Charity Commissioners. But I may refer him to pages 23 to 27 of their Report for 1885, just issued, in which he will find the state of progress of all schemes published by the Commisioners. I am not prepared to recommend that a daily list of schemes under consideration should be made for public inspection, as this would be a restriction on administration which should not be imposed on any Public Department. All information as to the progress of any particular scheme or case can now be obtained by application to the Office of the Charity Commission.