HC Deb 23 April 1891 vol 352 cc1172-3
MR. CAUSTON (Southwark, W.)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, when nominating the five members of the new Governing Body under the Central Scheme of " The City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883," he will endeavour to secure, as far as possible, the representation on that body of persons of various views and interests, and particularly those who have devoted themselves to considering the various objects on which the Parochial Charity Funds could be most usefully bestowed; and whether he can state when the appointments are likely to be made?


The hon. Member will probably be surprised to hear that the Government, in recommending to Her Majesty members for appointment on behalf of the Crown to the Central Governing Body of the City, carefully considered the fitness of those whose names were submitted. The Central Governing Body had, I am informed, their first meeting on Tuesday. The members who represent the Crown are the Dean of St. Paul's, General Lynedoch Gardiner, C.B., Mr. Hayes Fisher, M.P., Mr. Quintin Hogg (Polytechnic), and Mr. C. J. Drummond (Secretary London Compositors).