HC Deb 07 May 1891 vol 353 c271

I beg to ask the hon. Member for the Penrith Division whether, considering the great loss inflicted upon the families of deserving Naval Officers by the cessation of the privilege hitherto enjoyed by them for nearly 100 years, of having 50 boys on the foundation of Christ's Hospital, the Charity Commissioners would be prepared to consider a Memorial asking for an amendment of the new scheme, so as to restore to the Governing Body the power to nominate Naval Officers' sons to the foundation to the same extent as heretofore?

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

Any application from the Council of Almoners for amendment of the scheme lately approved by Her Majesty for the government of Christ's Hospital will receive careful consideration on the part of the Charity Commissioners.