HC Deb 06 March 1891 vol 351 cc424-5
MR. MORTON (Peterborough)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Penrith whether the Charity Commissioners have yet received a Report from the accountant who was to inquire into matters connected with the Lambeth Charities; and, if so, whether the Local Authorities and others interested in the Charities can have a copy of the Report?

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

The Charity Commissioners have, within the last few days, received the Report to which the question refers. They propose to communicate it in the usual course to the Trustees and to the executors of the late assistant overseer, at the cost of whose estate the inquiry has been conducted. The Commissioners will await the receipt of observations upon the Report in the result of this communication before taking further action in the matter. There is no reason to believe that the dealings with the charity funds reported on by the accountant will result in any ultimate loss to the charities.