HC Deb 14 March 1938 vol 333 c44W
Mr. Sutcliffe

asked the hon. Member for Swansea West, as representing the Charity Commissioners, whether the Commissioners will evolve a scheme for the utilisation of all unused balances of relief funds, so that these could be pooled and made available when necessary?

Mr. Lewis Jones

Without legislative authority it is doubtful whether the Charity Commissioners would have power to establish a scheme which would pool the unused balances of all relief funds. As there are differences of opinion on the question whether such a scheme is desirable, it appears that in view of the provisions of Section 5 of the Charitable Trusts Act, 1860, any such scheme should be established by the court.