§ SIR CHARLES WELBY (Nottinghamshire, Newark)
To ask the Vice-President of the Committee of Council on Education whether, in the event of the Education Bill becoming law, a fund raised by voluntary contributions as working capital for the general purposes of a voluntary school will remain at the disposal of the managers of that school; or whether it will vest in the new local education authority.
(Answer.) A fund raised by subscriptions for specific purposes is applicable by those in possession of it to those purposes only. If it becomes impossible to apply the fund in accordance with the intentions of the donors, application should be made for directions to the High Court, the Charity Commission, or the Board of Education, as may be advised. I know of nothing in the Education Bill to transfer the possession of such a fund to the local authority.—(Board of Education.)