§ SIR HENRY KIMBER (Wandsworth)
To ask the hon. Member for the Elland Division, as Charity Commissioner whether the Charity Commissioners have received a petition, signed by 13,699 persons above the age of eighteen years residing in the parish of Streatham, protesting against the proposed application of the fund of the Weir charity to the Bolingbroke Hospital, as not being in accordance with the intention of the testator; and what steps the Charity Commissioners propose to take with regard to the Benjamin Weir bequest.
(Answered by Mr. Trevelyan.) The Charity Commissioners have received a petition from residents in the parish of Streatham to the effect stated by the hon. Member. The terms of a scheme for the future administration of the Weir Charity are now under consideration by the Commissioners, and a draft of the proposed scheme will be published in the locality in due course.