HC Deb 23 June 1902 vol 109 cc1361-2
MR. HENRY HOBHOUSE (Somersetshire, E.)

To ask the hon. Member for the Tonbridge Division of Kent, as a Charity Commissioner, if, when the draft Order in Council, now upon the Table of the House, becomes law, the Charity Commissioners will of their own motion, and for England and Wales generally, divide mixed charities into educa- tional and non-educational, or whether such divisions will only be made from time to time on the special application of the trustees or governors of any charity or otherwise; and whether, until such division is made, the trustees of mixed charities will have to make applications to two Government Departments, and if any regulations or directions will be issued to guide them and prevent unnecessary correspondence and delay.

(Answer.) The Charity Commissioners do not propose to determine forthwith the educational part of every mixed endowment in England and Wales, but to proceed to such a determination in each case where circumstances render such a determination necessary or desirable. Fending such determination, a mixed endowment remains within the jurisdiction of the Charity Commissioners, to whom any application relating to such endowment should be addressed.—(Charity Commission.)