HC Deb 10 March 1890 vol 342 c339
MR. CHANNING (Northampton, E.)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Penrith (Mr. J. W. Lowther), as a Commissioner, whether the Charity Commissioners have received and considered the resolutions passed at a recent meeting of ratepayers at Belgrave, which protests against the action of the Trustees of the Belgrave Charity land in charging £7 4s. per acre for allotments under the new scheme of the Charity, whereas land in the immediate vicinity is only fetching on an average £2 18s. 6d. per acre, and expressed as the opinion of the meeting that 2s. 1d. per hundred yards, or £5 per acre, would cover all necessary expressed in connection with the Charity lands, and in which an opinion was also expressed against the proposed selling of the part of the Charity land called the "Bull Piece;" and, whether, having regard to these matters, the Commissioners will take steps to ensure that the Trustees appointed under the said scheme shall carry out the objects of that scheme by letting the allotments at a reasonable rent, and not sell land which may be of future use for the purposes of the Charity?

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

The Charity Commissioners have to-day received a copy of a resolution stated to have been passed at a public meeting of parishioners held at Belgrave on the 27th ult. It expresses no opinion against the proposed sale of the "Bull Piece." The Commissioners are informed that the Trustees have, since the passing of the resolution, reduced the price to be paid to 2s. 6d. per 100 yards. In the present circumstances the interference of the Commissioners would not appear to be necessary.