HC Deb 14 December 1932 vol 273 cc337-8
35. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether, in view of the objections of residents in Troon to the proposals of the Educational Endowment Commissioners with regard to the Troon Marr Trust, and seeing that the provisions of the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1928, provide no adequate safeguards to ensure that the commissioners shall only make recommendations in the disposal of money left on trust in accordance with the desires of the testator, he will take steps to amend this Act to ensure that no recommendations can be made by the commissioners which do not follow such wishes?


My right hon. Friend does not think that it would be desirable to amend the Act in the manner suggested in the question.

Lieut.-Colonel MOORE

Is my hon. Friend aware that on the 29th November the Lord Justice in Edinburgh strongly disapproved of the 1928 Act; and, in view of that fact, would it not be possible to take some revisionary steps?


I could not accept that as a summary of the decision in the case referred to. I would remind my lion. and gallant Friend that the provisions of the 1928 Act follow closely the provisions of the Act of 1882, and that this set of commissioners is merely asked, broadly speaking, to revise and bring up to date the work of their predecessors.