§ MR. WARNER (Somerset, N.)
I beg to ask the Parliamentary Charity Commissioner whether he can state the number of Charities in England and Wales for which no accounts were rendered during 1892?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY CHARITY COMMISSIONER (Mr. T. E. ELLIS,) Merionethshire
The number of Endowed Charities in England and Wales known to the Charity Commissioners, and possessing endowment productive of income, is about 49,700. The number of separate accounts which have been received by the Commissioners up to 11th November last for the year 1892 is 19,200. These accounts are due as from the 25th of March last. Taking the two counties mentioned in my hon. Friend's Motion for a Return, I find that in Essex out of 1,465 Charities, accounts for 554 have been received, and in Somerset, out of 1,245 Charities, accounts for 291 only have been received.