§ 67. Mr. ROWLANDS
to ask Mr. Attorney-General whether a Committee of four gentlemen as an advisory body to the Public Trustee has been appointed; if so, whether he can state under what authority the Committee has been appointed; what will be the exact duties and powers of the Committee or will it be only consultative; if there will be any remuneration for the time devoted to the work, and, if so, what amount; and to whom the Committee will be responsible?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir J. Simon)
The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. The Committee has been appointed under the authority of the Lord Chancellor. The duties and powers of the Committee will be advisory only, and they will from time to time examine and criticise the investments which the Public Trustee has made. 1909 The Committee have expressed then-desire that they should act without remuneration. The Committee will be responsible to the Lord Chancellor.
§ Sir J. SIMON
I do not think it has been decided whether there will be an official Report. The extent of their responsibility is indicated in the answer I have given.