HL Deb 10 July 1997 vol 581 cc87-8WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What instances of overlap the Charity Commission has found between the Scarman Trust (formerly the Charter 88 Trust) and Charter 88.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Home Office (Lord Williams of Mostyn)

The Scarman Trust currently occupies the same premises as Charter 88, which provides the charity with various administrative and financial support services. It has had in the past a number of trustees who have acted concurrently as directors of Charter 88. We understand that there are currently no such shared posts. Although the charity's trust deed dated 1 June 1991 provides that Charter 88 may from time to time appoint or remove one person to act as a trustee, this right has never been invoked. The charity has given grants to Charter 88, alongside other organisations, for the furtherance of specific research in line with the charity's objectives.