HC Deb 28 February 1917 vol 90 cc2027-8
53. Mr. WATT

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the number of charity funds existing in Scotland, and presumably throughout the United Kingdom, that were subscribed by the public on the occurrence of disasters such as the "Daphne" disaster, the Udstone Colliery, and others; is he aware that the beneficiaries under these funds have long since died out or fallen out of benefit otherwise, and that the funds exist now only for the advantage of professional men who audit them annually; and, in view of the present wartime, will he consider the advisability of taking legislative steps to obtain for the State these unused charitable funds?


I have no precise information as to the existence of the charity funds described by the hon. Member. But I am having further inquiries made.