The State and Charity by Thomas MackayThe State and Charity by Thomas Mackay

The State and Charity

byThomas Mackay

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE CO-OPERATION BETWEEN LEGAL AND VOLUNTARY AGENCIES OF RELIEF The Legislature has in the 43 Eliz. c. £ denned a charitable trust, and, as we have seen, the interpretation of the definition has expressly excluded the idea of private charity. To trusts which comply with the terms of the definition the State has extended a special protection. A charitable trust, once sanctioned, is a perpetuity, an incident of tenure which in other respects the law abhors. The inconvenience arising from artificial perpetuities amid a state of society which is constantly changing, has been met by vesting in various authorities, all tending to coalesce in the Charity Commissioners' Office at Whitehall, large powers of revision over the objects which are promoted by charitable trusts. There is no power vested in the Commissioners to make charitable property cease to be charitable. They cannot restore it to be held again in the private ownership of individuals. It is dedicated in perpetuity to public uses, but within certain limits the Legislature reserves to itself the right to vary the purpose to which it shall be applied. The eleemosynary funds thus created are devoted to the relief of distress, to education, and other purposes. We have seen how, when the elementary education of the poorer classes was charged upon the rates and taxes of the country, and made gratuitous to the beneficiaries, the Commissioners adopted a policy of applying the educational funds under their control, as far as possible, to secondary education. It is one of their maxims that charitable funds should not, unless specially given for that purpose, be applied to the relief of the ratepayers. The Commissioners, as we have seen, have complained that the authorities responsible for elem...
Title:The State and CharityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217107273

ISBN - 13:9780217107273