HC Deb 28 October 1912 vol 43 cc38-9

asked whether it is the practice of the Board to refuse to accede to the application of the governors of a secondary school for the alteration of certain clauses of the scheme under which they work except on the condition that the Board are free to prepare a completely new scheme, involving possible alterations which the governors may not desire to see introduced?


It has always been the practice of the Board, following in this respect the practice of the Charity Commissioners, to decline to act under the Charitable Trusts Acts upon an application for a scheme which is strictly limited by the applicant to certain purposes. When, however, an application in open form has been received it is not the practice of the Board to insist on including in the scheme provisions which were not originally contemplated by the applicants and to which the applicants object. Each case is however, treated on its merits, and where an existing scheme either contains obsolete provisions, or is already modified by one or more amending schemes, the Board strongly urge the convenience of a new or consolidating scheme.