HC Deb 10 April 1888 vol 324 cc848-9
SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether, in future, when any scheme of the Charity Commissioners involving any alteration of the Trusts of a Charity is laid before the House, the Charity Commissioners will print with it, and annex to it, a short précis of the original Trusts of the Founders and Benefactors, with a reference to the volume and page of the Reports where they are given in full; and also state, with the scheme, what amount of property or income it is proposed to deal with?


Schemes framed under the provisions of the Endowed Schools Acts are not laid before Parliament by the Charity Commissioners, but by the Committee of Council on Education. It would be in some cases impossible, and in others misleading, to furnish with every scheme laid before the House of Commons a short précis of the original Trusts, &c. But the Charity Commissioners will have much pleasure in furnishing, whenever they are invited by the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education to do so, for the information of the House of Commons, a written statement explanatory of any scheme which has been laid before the House.