§ MR. T. ELLIS (Merionethshire)
I beg to ask the hon. Member for Penrith (Mr. J. W. Lowther) whether the Report of the Charity Commissioners' Inquiry into the endowed charities of Denbighshire is ready for publication; and whether, in accordance with the desire of several County Councils, the Inquiry can be extended into other Welsh counties?
MR. J. W. LOWTHER (Cumberland, Penrith)
The inquiries into all the parishes of Denbighshire have been completed, and the Reports on all the parishes except four have now been received, and the Commissioners are engaged in completing the information necessary to enable them to present these Reports to Parliament. The Commissioners understand that the Treasury desires to have an opportunity of considering these Reports before authorising expenditure in respect of further like inquiries in other counties.
MR. J. W. LOWTHER
We are anxious to do everything we can to hasten the publication of the Report; but, as the hon. Gentleman is aware, the matter rests with the Assistant Commissioner, who has been very much occupied since he had charge of the matter; but I believe he is now giving his attention to it, and I trust that it will soon be carried through.