HC Deb 08 February 1887 vol 310 c887
MR. COGHILL (Newcastle - under-Lyme)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Do the Charity Commissioners receive regularly the annual Financial Statement required from Governors of Endowed Schools by Schemes made under "The Endowed Schools Act, 1869," and Amending Acts; if not, in the case of those Schemes which do not require the Governors to furnish this account to the Charity Commissioners, will they amend the Clause of those Schemes relating to the publication of accounts, so as to require an annual Financial Statement to be sent to them in all cases?


Under the provisions of Section 44 of the Charitable Trusts Amendment Act, 1855 (18 & 19 Vict. c. 124), the Trustees of all endowed charities (including endowed schools) are required to render accounts to the Charity Commissioners in the manner set forth in that section; and, consequently, the duty of rendering accounts is imposed upon the Governors (as Trustees) of endowed schools, not with reference to any particular scheme, but by Statute.