HC Deb 09 July 1888 vol 328 c730

asked the hon. Member for the Penrith Division of Cumberland, Whether the Charity Commissioners have had an application from the Prison Mission in Clapham Road asking for a grant from the fund entitled "The Bishop Andrew's Charity for Poor Prisoners; "whether such application was refused; and whether, since the application, several grants have been made to Charities not connected in any way with prisons or prisoners, notably to the Metropolitan Convalescent Home at Weybridge; and, if this is so, how is it that Institutions of that kind come within the objects of the Charity, while an Institution which directly deals with poor prisoners does not?

MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)

An application has been made to the Commissioners for a grant from the prison branch of the Charity. The applicant was referred to the Trustees, and informed that the distribution of the prison branch was by a scheme of the Charity Commission of December 21, 1887, left to their discretion; and I must refer the noble Marquess to the same quarter.