HC Deb 02 June 1896 vol 41 c295
MR. E. H. PICKERSGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for the Thirsk Division of Yorkshire, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether he can now state the decision at which the Commissioners have arrived respecting the preservation of the Trinity Almshouses, in the Mile End Road?

MR. GRANT LAWSON (York, N.R., Thirsk)

The decision of the Charity Commissioners respecting the Trinity Almshouses in the Mile End Road, and the reasons for it, are stated in a letter to the Secretary of Trinity House, dated May 23rd, which was published in The Times last Wednesday. The hon. Menber will probably read that letter, but perhaps I may be allowed to quote one sentence from it. The letter says:— The Commissioners, while fully recognising the fact that the Corporation have framed their proposals in what they conceive to be the best interests of the beneficiary class, are of opinion that a sufficient case is not made out for any material reduction in the number of existing almshouses.