HL Deb 24 February 1840 vol 52 cc506-7
The Marquess of Westminster

presented a petition from individuals connected with certain small charities, whose right to administer the same had ceased and determined by the Municipal Corporation Act, complaining that the expense of appointing trustees under the Act was more than the funds of the charities could bear, and praying for some measure of relief. The noble Marquess called the attention of the noble and learned Lord on the Woolsack particularly to this subject.

The Lord Chancellor

admitted that the grievance was one which deserved the serious consideration of the Legislature. The subject was one which was attended with considerable difficulty with reference to the views which were entertained amongst the parties concerned themselves. Certain of them might desire some alteration, but before that could be effected, it was necessary to have the concurrence of all. If any mode presented itself to him by which the difficulty could be overcome and the grievance removed, it would be his duty to bring it under the consideration of their Lordships.

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