§ MR. BYLES
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, having regard to the application for a grant of public money made last March to the Treasury by the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation, he will advise the distribution by that corporation of the funds remaining in their hands to the surviving widows and other beneficiaries for whom the moneys were subscribed, and to whom they properly belong.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. ASQUITH, Fifeshire, E.)
It is not within my province to offer advice to the Royal Patriotic Fund Corporation as to the exercise of their statutory duties. The functions of the Treasury are limited by the Act, 3 Edw. VII., Cap. 20, to prescribing the form and providing for the audit of the accounts of the corporation.