HL Deb 30 May 1892 vol 5 cc177-8


House in Committee (according to Order.)

Clause 1.


My Lords, the object of the Amendment which stands in my name on Clause 1 is to compel the persons administering county charities to send their accounts to the clerks of County Councils. The noble Viscount opposite I believe consents to the principle of the Amendment, but thinks that as the charities have not been heard he cannot assent to it. I shall not therefore trouble your Lordships with my Amendment as it would be useless for me to persevere with it. I only desire to say that as the County Councils necessarily ought to take the greatest interest in these charities I think and believe that the noble Viscount will agree with me that they ought to have the accounts. With respect to the second Amendment on the same clause I find it is unnecessary. I therefore shall not press it.


I am much obliged to my learned Friend for withdrawing the Amendment; it would really make the Bill too large for its purpose, and would bring into controversy those who are not at present at all concerned.

Bill reported, without Amendment; Standing Committee negatived; and Bill to be read 3a To-morrow.