HC Deb 11 July 1923 vol 166 cc1358-9
79. Mr. WELLS

asked the hon. Member for Tonbridge, as representing the Charity Commissioners, what steps have been taken to provide almshouses in Bedfordshire under the will of the late William George Lovell, who died in July, 1909?

Lieut. - Colonel SPENDER - CLAY (Charity Commissioner)

I am to refer the hon. Member to the answer given by the hon. Member for Wood Green on the 8th of March last to a similar question. After that answer had been given, a difficulty arose owing to the refusal of the executors of Mr. Gulland, who was the last surviving trustee of Mrs. Lovell's will, either to accept the trusts of her will or to appoint new trustees. In view of this difficulty, the case was referred by the Commissioners to His Majesty's Attorney-General; and, at his request, Mr. Gulland's executors have now agreed to appoint trustees. As soon as such an appointment has been made, applications to the Court, in the matter of both charities, can be proceeded with.