HC Deb 27 January 1947 vol 432 cc108-9W
77. Sir G. Fox

asked the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean, as representing the Charity Commissioners, if he is aware that no accounts have been rendered by the John Groom Crippleage to the Charity Commissioners since 1938; and if he will take steps to ensure that accounts from such institutions are rendered annually.

Mr. Philips Price

The charity is mainly supported by subscriptions which are exempt from the jurisdiction of the Charity Commissioners, though it does possess endowments within their jurisdiction. For some years past the staff at the disposal of the Charity Commissioners has not been sufficient to enable them to circularise trustees of charities reminding them of their statutory obligations in regard to rendering accounts. This will be undertaken as soon as practicable.