§ Sir HENRY CRAIK
asked the Secregrant by the Ecclesiastical Commiswhether the Church in Wales already receives annually any, and, if so, how much, of the two sums of £28,000, grant by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, and £3,000, grant by Queen Anne's Bounty, shown on page 9 of the Return, No. 209, of Session 1913 (Memorandum of Property of the Church of England in Wales and Monmouthshire); and, if so, what proportion of such grants is received in the form of capital augmentation or endowments of benefices?
§ Mr. McKENNA
The sum of £28,000, grant by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners, shown on page 9 of the Return, No. 209, Session 1913 (Memorandum of Property of the Church of England in Wales and Monmouthshire) represents the average454W amount of the capital grants made by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners from the surplus income of their common fund during the seven years ended 31st October, 1911, for the endowment of old benefices and the augmentation of new ones in Wales. Similarly, in the case of Queen Anne's Bounty, the £3,000 represents the average for seven years of the capital grants made to Wales out of the Bounty Fund in excess of their receipts from first-fruits and tenths from Wales. The benefices to these grants are appropriated by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners and the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty, respectively, receive, I understand, the income from them calculated at 3 per cent. annually.