Orders of the Day — Ways and Means. – in the House of Commons on 5th September 1939.

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Motion made, and Question proposed, "That this Schedule be the Schedule to the Bill."

4.9 p.m.

Photo of Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson Lieut-Colonel Sir Arnold Wilson , Hitchin

I asked the Minister whether he would consider Item 17 in the Schedule so as to cover a charity or trust, and as this has not been done I assume that the Minister has not found it necessary. I take this opportunity, as the Under-Secretary of the Home Office is present, to express the hope that charities will be considered, if not here then elsewhere, for great hardship and many difficulties and much waste of money may occur if the Charity Commissioners are not empowered to a greater extent than at present to modify trust deeds in precisely the circumstances contemplated by my right hon. Friend in the case of educational institutions.

Photo of Mr Walter Elliot Mr Walter Elliot , Glasgow Kelvingrove

Of course this is a Local Government Bill and covers bodies within the definition of the Local Government Acts. Any such body as my hon. Friend mentioned is outside the scope of the Bill. I will consider the position of such bodies, and if injustices arise we shall do our best to see that legislation is introduced to deal with them.

Question, "That this Schedule be the Schedule to the Bill," put, and agreed to.

Bill reported, with an Amendment; as amended considered; read the Third time, and passed.