HC Deb 03 May 1892 vol 4 c5
SIR W. FOSTER (Derby, Ilkeston)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Exeter, as a Charity Commissioner, whether the attention of the Charity Commissioners has been called to the Report of the Charities Committee of the Lindsey (Lincolnshire) County Council, in which it is stated that, out of a Return of 458 charities, 132 appeared to be either lost or misapplied; and whether the Charity Commissioners propose to take proceedings under "The Charitable Trusts (Recovery) Act, 1891," or under any other Acts, with reference to these 132 charities?


My hon. Friend has asked me to answer this question. The Charity Commissioners have no knowledge of the Report mentioned in the question. But if the Lindsey County Council should call the attention of the Commissioners to the case of any charity within the Division to which the provisions of the Charities Recovery Act of 1891 are applicable, the Commissioners will consider whether proceedings should be taken under that Act.