§ Lord Allen of Abbeydale
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many schemes were sealed by the Charity Commissioners in each of the years 1979, 1980 and 1981 the effects of which were to amalgamate the charities for the poor of one parish with the charities for the poor of another parish or other parishes; and in how many such schemes were more than five parishes involved.
§ Lord Elton
The full information requested could be obtained only at disproportionate cost, but total numbers of charities amalgamated or grouped in each of the years in question were as follows:
- 1979–612 charities by means of 136 schemes.
- 1980–795 charities by means of 145 schemes.
- 1981–703 charities by means of 174 schemes.