HC Deb 29 March 1911 vol 23 cc1308-9

asked what amounts the Ecclesiastical Commissioners had received as royalties on coal and other minerals in the County of Durham for the years 1900 to 1909 and how such amounts had been expended, showing how much had been devoted to objects in the County of Durham and outside that county?

Mr. CHARLES NICHOLSON (representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners)

The net mineral rents, royalties and way-leaves received by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from their properties in the County of Durham for the ten years, 1900 to 1909 (both inclusive) amounted, after the setting aside of a sum of £1,345,000 in respect of the wasting character of this property, to £2,396,000. In accordance with the directions contained in the Acts relating to the Commissioners, those revenues have been carried with all other revenues of the Commissioners to their Common Fund to be applied by them, after providing for all charges thereon, in making additional provision for the cure of souls in parishes throughout England and Wales where such assistance is most required. The payments and appropriations out of the Common Fund for objects in the County of Durham during the same ten years have amounted to £913,000.