HC Deb 22 May 1912 vol 38 c2058W

asked the President of the Board of Trade, whether, having regard to the experience of the management of the Crimea and Patriotic Funds and the misapplication of the funds there-under as disclosed in Reports to this House, and having regard to the largeness of the sum now collected for the relief of "Titanic" sufferers and the fact that so far no scheme for division has been devised, he will deem it his duty, as representing the public, to suggest to the Lord Mayor of London the necessity of the appointment of a representative committee to aid his Lordship in the distribution of this fund, to be drawn from all sections of contributors as well as representatives of all claimants on the bounty of the fund?


As I informed the hon. Member in reply to his question of 9th May, I do not think that the administration of this fund is a matter in which the Board of Trade as a Department ought to interfere.