HC Deb 28 January 1887 vol 310 c164
MR. HOWELL (Bethnal Green, N.E.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether, in view of the changes in the electoral basis of the country, some representation of the interests hitherto neglected will be appointed on the Charity Commission, and other nominated bodies dealing with great public questions and public moneys, to adapt such non-representative bodies to the altered circumstances as regards the application of the principle of representation?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

The Charity Commissioners are appointed by the Crown, and I am not aware that any interests with which the Commissioners have in any way to deal have been neglected. Three of the Commissioners hold permanent and three temporary appointments. With regard to "other nominated bodies," I must ask the hon. Member to put his Question into more definite language, and to state what particular bodies are referred to, and what interests are neglected.