HC Deb 30 July 1888 vol 329 cc731-2
MR. F. S. STEVENSON (Suffolk, Eye)

asked the hon. Member for the Penrith Division of Cumberland, Whether he is aware that the Trustees of the Mendlesham Charity Estates have advertised, among other properties to be let on lease for seven years, what is described as— A messuage farm, lands and outbuildings, situate in Mendlesham, containing 38 acres, 1 rood, 24 poles, now in the occupation of Mr. James Lambert's executors, and that tenders are to be sent to the Clerk of the Trustees not later than August 7; and, whether, in view of the fact that the said property is more suitable for the purpose of allotments than any other land in the parish, and that numerous labourers have made application for parts of it, the Charity Commis- sioners will take such steps as will prevent the Trustees from acting in contravention of the spirit of "The Allotments Extension Act, 1882?"

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

The land referred to does not belong to the Church and Town Estate, but is the property of the Endowed School of Mendlesham, and is, therefore, not subject to the Allotments Extension Act, 1882.