HC Deb 25 June 1951 vol 489 cc1087-8

7.45 p.m.

Mr. M. Philips Price (Gloucestershire, West)

I beg to move, in page 1, line 18, after "scheme," to insert "as amended."

With your permission, Sir Charles, I should like to speak to all the other Amendments standing in my name on the Order Paper, which are consequential. By explaining all at once I can save the time of the Committee. I should like to explain how it has been necessary for this Amendment and the others to be put down.

This Clause and the scheme in the Schedule set up trustees to administer this Sir William Turner's Kirkleatham Trust. Since the Second Reading of the Bill one of the trustees, Sir Robert Bainbridge, has died. It has been found that the Borough of Redcar, which is in the neighbourhood of the Trust's premises, would like to be represented amongst the trustees. Therefore, the Charity Commissioners think that it would be a wise and good thing that the wish of the Borough of Redcar should be met. It is, therefore, necessary to make these alterations in the Bill. The representative trustees are to be increased from one to two—the trustees representing bodies like district councils and the borough councils —and the co-optative trustees are to be reduced from seven to six. That is all that the Amendments are concerned with and I hope that the Committee will agree to them.

Lieut.-Colonel Elliot (Glasgow, Kelvingrove)

We would not propose to offer any opposition to the Amendments. I believe that these are to the advantage of the scheme as a whole, and that they are part of the adjustments which are generally done by the consent of all parties in Parliament when the previous arrangements made by pious donors are manifestly out of date.

Mr. Octavius Willey (Cleveland)

I support what has been said. I represent the constituency of Cleveland, and Redcar is in it. There was some uneasiness about this, but I assure the Committee that everyone is very happy about the proposals, and I hope that the matter will be carried through without any complaint.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

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