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PARK SLIP DEPENDENTS.

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PARK SLIP DEPENDENTS. FRESH COUNSEL'S OPINION. UNLIMITED POWER OF THE COM- MITTJsJS. PROSPECT OF INCREASED ALLOWANCES The Executive Committee of the Park Slip Explosion Relief Fund, at their half-yearly meeting at Bridgend yesterday, further con- sidered the question of increasing the allow- ances to dependents, which has arisen in con- sequence. of the ambiguity in the Trust Deeds. A case had been submitted to Mr. Alfred Adams, barrister, London, who was asked to decide whether the Executive Committee had power to restore a dependent on the fund after the person had been removed from the list of beneficiaries, and as to the allowances which the committee could make. The case was that of a young woman—the daughter of one of the victims in the explosion—who had been- removed from the fund on attaining the age of 14, but had recently been unable to follow any employment on account of phthisis. Learned counsel stated, inter alia, In my opinion the Executive Committee have prac- tically unlimited discretion as to the appli- cation of the funds so long as they make the application for the relief of sufferers. The daughter of a man who lost his life in the ac- cident is clearly a sufferer within the mean- ing of the Deed. and I see nothing to com- pel the committee to confine relief to the period of her infancy, and still less to the period before she attains 13 or 14, though they were quite entitled to confine it in that way if they thought fit. In my opinion they can give her relief as long as she requires it by reason of the loss of her father. As she is unable to work in consequence of consump- tion, her father, if alive, would presumably support her, and in my opinion the committee are entitled to treat her as requiring assist- ance in consequence of the accident and give her relief." He further expressed the view that the committee were not limited to pay- ment of Is. per week to the dependent— twice the amount which, according to the schedule, she originally received. Alderman T. J. Hughes said the committee now had air opinion under which they could vote such sum as they thought a case deman- ded. They were wishful to apply the moneys for the specific purpose for which they had been given, and1 they were now fortified by counsel's opinion. The name of the dependent was restored to the list, five shillings weekly being allowed. Mr. W. Lewis (Tondu) proposed that the necessary steps be taken to get the Trust Deed varied, so that power might be given to the committee to make any variations in the payments to the dependents that the cir- cumstances of each particular case might re- quire. He pointed out that, on account of the wording of the Trust Deed, the committee had been unable to give increased relief in deserving cases. He contended that the in- structions of the subscribers to the fund1, as set forth by them in a resolution passed at a -meeting at Cardiff prior to the drawing up of I the Deed, were prevented from being carried out by certain clauses, and the committee could not grant gratuities at Christmas. Alderman Hughes did not hesitate to de- clare that the Trust Deed was "jockeyed" on the aommittcc, and accepted by them without anything like consideration, though he pro- tested at the time. His protests had borne fruit, and the committee had experienced the difficulties he had warned them about. The Chairman (Colonel Turbervill) said that, having regard to counsel's opinion, he would not rule out of order in future mo- tions to increase the allowances to more than twice the amount originally granted. Mr. W. Lewis thereupon agreed to withdraw his motion. On the subject of gratuities at Christmas, the meeting informally adopted a suggestion made by Mr. Boyd Harvey that the sectary's salary should be increased by an amount which would enable him to distribute gratui- ties to deserving ca.ses at Christmas. A special meeting is to be held to make the formal arrangements.

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