HC Deb 14 June 1938 vol 337 cc73-4W
Mr. Benjamin Smith

asked the hon. Member for West Swansea, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether he will state the number of seamen's missions and sailors' homes in Great Britain catering for the Mercantile Marine, including King George's Fund for Sailors; the total annual income of these societies for the last ascertainable period from subscriptions and from investments, respectively; the total invested funds of these societies; the total annual cost of administration; and the amount annually disbursed as charity?

Mr. Lewis Jones

The information asked for in this question is not available as the Charity Commissioners have no list of charities classified according to their subject matter. In all probability a considerable number of seamen's missions and sailors' homes are maintained wholly by voluntary subscriptions and are not within the jurisdiction of the Commissioners; the Commissioners possess no information about charities outside their jurisdiction.

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