HC Deb 27 May 1886 vol 306 c189

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether any complaints have been made to the Charity Commissioners concerning the misapplication of the funds of certain charities left for the benefit of free elementary education of the poor in the parish of Dedham, in the county of Essex; and, if so, whether any steps have been taken to prevent any further misapplication; and, whether the money found to have been misapplied has been refunded?


The Trusts of Dedham Grammar School are partly for elementary and partly for higher education. It is a fact that, in error, a sum of £319 19s. 2d. Consols, belonging to that branch of the Foundation which is for aid to elementary education, was in October, 1882, and February, 1883, sold out, and applied in relief of a charge upon the property of the grammar school branch, for the building and establishment of a public elementary school. The error was in due course discovered, and the sum so erroneously applied has been replaced to the proper account.