HC Deb 25 June 1891 vol 354 cc1435-6

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Penrith (Mr. J. W. Lowther), as representing the Charity Commissioners, if he can give the House an assurance that no alterations affecting St. Paul's School will be sanctioned by them without full opportunity being given for the public discussion thereof?

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

I am afraid that I cannot add much to the answer I recently gave on the subject. Complaints have been received by the Charity Commissioners of non-compliance with the provisions of the scheme of 1875 for St. Paul's School. They have been forwarded to the Governors, and the Charity Commissioners are still awaiting their reply. At the same time, the Charity Com missioners are open to receive any letters or visits from any of the public that may be interested in retaining the school in its present position, or who desire to submit their views concerning any amendment. It may be necessary in the future to amend the scheme in one direction or the other; but before such amendment can be made full opportunity will be given to the public to be heard.