HC Deb 15 February 1894 vol 21 c469

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is aware that, by the 5 & 6 Will. IV., c. 71, s. 20, the Commissioners appointed to inquire concerning charities in England and Wales were empowered in certain cases to appoint ministers and churchwardens as trustees of charities; whether he can inform the House as to the number of charities in which such trustees were appointed by the then Commissioners, and subsequently; and whether ho will consent to lay upon the Table of the House a Return of all such charities, the places, where situate, the yearly value of the charity in each case, and the names of the present trustees of such charities?


The statement contained in the first paragraph of the question is correct. With regard to the second paragraph, I am informed that no information on the point referred to has been recorded. I believe that the provision in question has been acted upon very rarely, and the powers given by it expired in March three years ago. I am not prepared to grant the Return asked for.