§ MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Council what is the present position of the schemes for the future application and management of the parochial charities of the City of London, under the Act of 1883, that is to say, how many of these schemes have; been published, how many have been sent to the Education Department, and how many more remain to be published; whether the Commissioners can state what modifications, if any, they propose to introduce into the scheme constituting the new central governing body; and whether the Commissioners propose to lay before Parliament any Papers stating the grounds on which they have proceeded in passing these schemes, or otherwise relating to these schemes or any of them, including any particulars as to the income and ex- 314 penditure of the existing institutions which the schemes propose to aid, and the cost of working their various departments and the number of persons attending the classes in such departments?
§ SIR W. HART DYKE
The number of schemes published by the Charity Commissioners under the City of London Parochial Charities Act, 1883, is nine, of which one—namely, that by which general provision is made for the application of the endowments belonging to the parishes comprised in the second schedule to that Act—has been submitted to the Education Department. The approximate number of further schemes, the publication of which, in order to complete the appropriation directed by the Act, is contemplated by the Commissioners, is 16. The scheme by which the new central governing body is constituted is that which has been submitted to the Education Department; the constitution of that body in the scheme so submitted differs from that provided in the scheme as published in several particulars, as appears from the submitted scheme. The grounds upon which, the Commissioners have proceeded in framing the schemes which they have thus published are fully stated in their 36th Report (for 1888), pp. 35 to 56; but they will be ready, if required to do so, to lay before Parliament copies of certain replies which they have given to objections and suggestions made to them by public bodies and others in the result of the publication of the scheme which, has been submitted to the Education Department.
§ MR. MUNDELLA
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell us at this moment what is the present position of the Christ's Hospital Scheme?