HL Deb 30 March 1914 vol 15 c757

Amendments reported (according to Order).

Clause 1, subsection (1):

Power to extend the area and objects of town charities in certain cases.

.—(1) The High Court may, by scheme made under their jurisdiction with respect to charities, and the Charity Commissioners may, by scheme made under the Charitable Trusts Acts, 1853 to 1894, provide that the benefits of a charity which are restricted to any municipal borough or to any parish or defined area within a municipal borough, may be extended, subject to such provisions as may be made by the scheme, to any area within or comprising the borough as constituted for the time being, or any adjacent or neighbouring parishes; and also where any charity the benefits of which are extended by the scheme is applicable in doles, that the charity shall be applicable for the relief of distress or sickness, or for improving by such means as may be provided in the scheme the physical, social, or moral condition of the poor in the area as extended.


I have a small Amendment in this subsection. This Bill proposes, with certain safeguards, in the case of charities restricted to a parish in any municipal borough to extend the benefits to parishes adjacent to that borough, or to neighbouring parishes. I quite understand that it may be necessary to extend the benefits to some of the adjacent parishes to a borough, but I think it is going too far to extend them to neighbouring parishes outside the borough. I therefore propose to leave out the words "or neighbouring."

Amendment moved— Clause I, page 1, line 13, leave out ("or neighbouring").—(Viscount St. Aldwyn.)


I accept the Amendment.

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill to be read 3a To-morrow, and to be printed as amended. (No. 44.)