HC Deb 23 March 1888 vol 324 cc175-6
SIR WALTER FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether the Committee of Council on Education have now before them any Schemes of the Charity Commissioners involving the alteration of Trusts of any Charities; and, if so, whether he will state the names of the Charities and the places to which they belong; the volume and page of the Charity Commissioners Reports in which the original Trusts are given; and, the amount of property and income approximately with which it is proposed to deal?


All Schemes of the Charity Commissioners which are before the Education Department are submitted to that Department under the provisions of the Endowed School Acts; and all those Schemes provide, in accordance with Section 9 of the Act, 1869, for the alteration of the existing Trusts of the Endowments dealt with. The information asked as to names, places, and amounts of income is from time to time, stated in the Appendix to the Annual Reports of the Commissioners. The Report for 1887 has been forwarded to the Home Office for presentation to Her Majesty, and will shortly be laid on the Table of the House. The information thus given removes all difficulty in referring in any particular case to the original Reports of the Commissioners of Charity (1818–37), which Reports are fully indexed. I will consider the possibility of giving an earlier publicity to the Scheme of the Commissioners in the localities affected.