§ SIR G. KEKEWICH (Exeter)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether the trustees of the Halsall Charity have applied for a new scheme for the management of the charity; whether the Board have prepared such a scheme; and, if so, when it will be published.
§ THE SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. LOUGH,) Islington, W.
The trustees have applied for a new scheme; such a scheme is now in course of preparation by the Board, but I cannot at present fix a date for its publication.
§ SIR G. KEKEWICH
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, according to a decision of the Charity Commissioners, the endowment of the Halsall Charity is intended for the benefit of the children of the poor of Great Crosby; and, if so, whether the Board of Education will prevent the trustees from applying the income of the charity or the accumulations of capital in their hands to any other purpose.
§ MR. LOUGH
The Charity Commissioners formerly expressed the opinion that this endowment should be applied so as to confer upon the children of the poor some special educational benefit which they would not otherwise obtain. With this view the Board of Education 40 concur. Pending the establishment of the new scheme, they cannot interfere to prevent the trustees from applying the income or any accumulations of income in their hands in any manner which is justified by the existing trusts.
§ LORD BALCARRES
asked whether there vas any ground for the allegation that the original intention of the founder of the charity was being ignored.