HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1380-1

This Act shall apply to Scotland, subject to the following modifications:—

  1. (a) The Local Government Board for Scotland (hereinafter referred to as the Board) shall be substituted for the Secretary of State, and the Charity Commissioners respectively.
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  3. (b) A royal, parliamentary or police burgh, and the town council thereof, shall be substituted for a county borough, or a borough having a separate police force, and the borough council thereof respectively.
  4. (c) Paragraph (b) of Sub-section (2) and Sub-section (3) of the Section of this Act relating to removal from the register, and the Section relating to the powers of the Charity Commissioners for the purposes of appeals, shall not apply, and in lieu thereof the following provisions shall be substituted, that is to say:—The Board may order any cash or securities held for any such charity to be paid or transferred to the Board or to such bank or other person as the Board may direct; and may frame a scheme providing for the future management of the charity and for the appointment of trustees to manage the same, or order that the charity be discontinued and that the funds be paid over to some registered charity having similar objects, or be otherwise applied as the order may direct, and if any person fails to comply with any such order he shall without prejudice to any other liability be guilty of an offence against this Act.
  5. (d) Sub-section (2) of the Section of this Act relating to penalties for offences shall not apply.
  6. (e) For the purposes of this Act the Board may make such inquiry as they think necessary and shall (except as regards costs) have the like powers in regard to any such inquiry as they have under Section twenty-five of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1894, for the purposes of that Section.


I beg to move in paragraph (b) to leave out the words "a county borough or a borough having a separate police force, and the borough," and to insert instead thereof the words "municipal borough or urban district."

This Amendment is merely consequential on an Amendment which my hon. Friend moved to Clause 2.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to, and ordered to stand part of the Bill.