HC Deb 11 May 1903 vol 122 cc304-5
MR. TOMKINSON (Cheshire, Crewe)

I beg to ask the hon. Member for the Tonbridge Division of Kent, as a Charity Commissioner, whether his attention has been called to the case of the blind ship-fender makers employed at the Sunderland Institute for the Blind, who are at present locked out for their refusal to submit to a reduction of their wages by 27 per cent.; and, if so, whether he will advise the Commissioners to intervene on their behalf.


I stated in answer to a similar Question some weeks ago† that no part of the income of this institution is derived from any endowment, and therefore the Charity Commissioners have no jurisdiction. I have nothing to add to that answer.