§ SIR JAMES RANKIN (Herefordshire, Leominster)
To ask the hon. Member for the Tunbridge Division, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether a scheme affecting the Jarvis Charity, in the county of Hereford, has been made, and is to come into operation on Monday, 20th June; and, if so, whether he will arrange to delay the date for this scheme coming into operation until the persons I affected by it, and resident in the parishes of Staunton-on-Wye, Tetton, and Bredwardine, have the opportunity of expressing their views upon it.
(Answered by Mr. Griffith Boscawen.)The Jarvis Charity is regulated by a scheme of the Court of Chancery of the 2nd August, 1852, as amended by a scheme of the Charity Commissioners of the 16th August, 1870. No further scheme has been made for the Charity, but the Commissioners have prepared an Order under The Board of Education Act, 1899, to determine the part of the endowment of the Charity which is held for or ought to; be applied to educational purposes. The draft of the proposed Order was submitted to the Trustees of the Charity, and one of the Assistant Commissioners visited Staunton-on-Wye, and conferred with them upon the subject. In the result the Commissioners have modified the proposed Older, and the revised draft has been submitted to the Board of Education for their observations. The Commissioners will not object to delay the sealing of the proposed Order for a reasonable period.