§ MR. WARMINGTON (Monmouth, W.)
asked Mr. Attorney General, What is the number of the general, and what is the number of the special or conditional, licences in mortmain granted by the Crown since January 1, 1868; how many forfeitures have accrued to the Crown in the like period by reason of grants or conveyances in mortmain without licence; what steps have been taken to enforce observance of the conditions contained in the licences granted during the like period; and, during the like period, have any proceedings, and, if so, with what result, been taken on behalf of the Crown for breach of the conditions contained in any such licence?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
The time which has elapsed since this Question appeared on the Paper has not been sufficient to obtain all the particulars for which the hon. and learned Member has asked. But I believe that since the date referred to 37 licences have been granted by the Crown; and, in addition, a considerable number of Charters, containing clauses giving such licences. I have not yet been able to ascertain whether any proceedings have been taken since that date. There have not, as far as I know, been any forfeitures.