HC Deb 12 June 1893 vol 13 c783
MR. FULLER (Wilts, Westbury)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for Merionethshire, as a Charity Commissioner, whether the Charity Commissioners are preparing a Digest of all Endowed Charities in each county, the particulars of which are recorded in their books, but are not recorded in the General Digest of Endowed Charities in each county; whether, without any Motion being made in Parliament, Returns will be made of unpaid rent-charges in each comity; and whether such Returns are being prepared for the County of Wilts?


The Charity Commissioners, as stated in paragraphs 10 and 11 of their 38th Report to the Queen, and repeated in paragraph 8 of their last (40th) Report, for the year 1892, undertake to furnish to every County Council making a definite request by resolution a Digest of the kind mentioned in the question; and they will prepare a Return of rent-charges unpaid in any given county on receiving a like request. A Digest of Charities in the County of Wilts has already been presented to the House of Commons, and has been ordered by the House to be printed; and a Return of unpaid rent-charges in that county is in course of preparation.

MR. H. W. L. LAWSON (Gloucester, Cirencester)

Is a similar Digest being prepared for Gloucestershire?


I am not aware, but I will inquire.