§ 51. Mr. CAIRNS
asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the revenue of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England and Wales during the last financial year separately, and for the last five years; and will he inform the House of the sources of such income and how the income is used or spent, and to whom?
§ Major BIRCHALL
The Chancellor of the Exchequer has asked me, as representing the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, to reply to this question.
The information will be found in the Annual Reports of the Ecclesiastical Commissioners for the years 1919–1923 as presented to Parliament. The revenue for the last financial year (to 31st October, 1922) was £2,296,000. The income is derived from estates and funds belonging
|INCOME OP THE COMMON FUND OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL COMMISSIONED BROUGHT INIO ACCOUNT IN EACU OP THE ACCOUNTING YEARS TO—|
|31st October, 1918||…||…||…||£2,129,800|
|31st October, 1919||…||…||…||£2,296,500|
|Balance brought forward.||Year.||Payments to Bishops, Chapters and Benefices, Administrative expenses and Income Tax.||Minerals Depreciation Fund.||Appropriation Fund to meet payments due 1st November.||Appropriations for further augmentations of benefices, etc.||Added to Balance.||Taken from Balance.||Balance carried forward.|