HC Deb 09 August 1898 vol 64 cc637-8
MR. CAEVELL WILLIAMS: (Notts, Mansfield)

I beg to ask the honourable Member for Thirsk, as a Charity Commissioner, whether the scheme for the management of the Colchester Grammar School, just placed in the hands of Members, is the same scheme as that which was condemned by the town council of Colchester early in the present year; and whether the final sanction of the Charity Commissioners will be withheld until Parliament has had an opportunity of considering the scheme next Session?


The scheme is the same as that respecting which the town council of Colchester passed, on 6th January, 1897, a resolution of disapproval. But on 1st August, 1894, the council had resolved that they assented to the scheme subject to a certain alteration, which alteration was made by the Commissioners, and is embodied in the scheme now before Parliament. The approval of a scheme under the Endowed Schools Acts, does not rest with the Charity Commissioners, but with Her Majesty the Queen; but before that approval is given the scheme will have to lie upon the Table for two months next Session.