§ LORD BALCARRES (Lancashire, N., Chorley)
I beg to ask the honourable Member for the Thirsk Division, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether, under the scheme for dealing with St. Bartholomew's Hospital, Oxford, Oriel College will be at liberty to destroy the ancient hospital buildings, in order to use the site for erecting modern buildings in their place?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY CHARITY COMMISSIONER (Mr. J. GRANT LAWSON,: Yorkshire, N.R., Thirsk and Malton)
No scheme has been framed by the Commissioners for the regulation of this charity, but in certain negotiations which have passed between the Commissioners and Oriel College the Commissioners have stipulated that the ancient chapel of the hospital shall be preserved for such uses as they may by scheme direct. It is not proposed to deal by any scheme with the hospital buildings other than the chapel.
§ LORD BALCARRES
Can the buildings be destroyed without the leave of the Charity Commissioners or some other public body?
§ MR. GRANT LAWSON
The buildings cannot be dealt with unless leave is obtained either from the Charity Commissioners or the Board of Agriculture, acting under the Universities Acts.