§ 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.