§ VISCOUNT FOLKESTONE (Wilts, Wilton)
I beg to ask the honourable Member for the Thirsk Division of Yorkshire, as representing the Charity Commission, if the attention of the board has been drawn to the neglect on the part of the sole trustee of a parochial dole charity at Coombe Bissett, Wilts, to publish the names of the recipients of that dole in the certified form, as directed by the parish council in May last; and, if so, what steps have been or are being taken to obtain this certified publication under section 14, sub-section (6) of the Local Government Act, 1894?
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY CHARITY COMMISSIONER (Mr. J. GRANT LAWSON, Yorks, N.R., Thirsk)
The attention of the Charity Commissioners has been drawn to the alleged neglect in question. In the view of the Commissioners, however, the duty of publishing the names of beneficiaries tests with the parish council, and they hold that trustees of a dole charity have discharged their duty in respect of section 14 (6) of the Local Government Act, 1894, when they have furnished to the parish council, in such form as the council think fit, the names of the beneficiaries. The parish council do not appear to be empowered to require the trustees of a dole charity to publish the names.