HC Deb 24 October 1916 vol 86 cc1073-5

Considered in Committee.

[Mr. WHITLEY in the Chair.]

CLAUSE 1.—(Confirmation of Scheme.) The said scheme is hereby confirmed, Provided always that nothing in this Act or in the said scheme shall be held to interfere with the ordinary jurisdiction over endowed charities now exerciseable or hereafter to become exerciseable by the High Court of Justice and the Charity Commissioners.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill."


I notice that the hon. Gentleman the Member for Chester (Captain Sir Owen Phillips) has an Amendment to leave out Sub-section (8) of the first Clause, and in order to ascertain whether the Government have met the point in the mind of the hon. and gallant Gentleman I desire to move the Amendment in his name. I do this very largely because it seems to me that we are establishing a great many new religions this evening, and that it is very important for the House to know to what religious commitments the country is being put by all this legislation.

The CHAIRMAN (Mr. Whitley)

The hon. Member who has this Amendment on the Paper (Captain Sir Owen Phillips) has it as an Amendment to move out Subsection (8) of Clause 1. Clause 1 has not any Sub-section at all.

Question, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill," put, and agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; read the third time, and passed.

The following Bills were also considered in Committee, and reported without Amendment; read the third time, and passed:

Holligrave Charity Bill.

Stony Stratford Charities Bill.

Burnham-on-Crouch Chapel Charity Bill.

Bradford (Infirmary Street) Baptist Chapel Charity Bill.

Bradninch Chapel Charity Bill.

Bethlehem Chapel (Tryddyn) Charity Bill.

Pisgah Chapel (Tryddyn) Charity Bill.

Moriah Chapel (Broughton) Charity Bill.

Bethany Chapel Charity Bill.

Congregational Chapels Charities Bill.

Plymouth Workhouse Charities Bill.

The remaining Orders were read and postponed.