The original resolution was:
That this Conference reccomends the Council of the Association for the Prevention of Pauperism and Crime in the Metropolis to use their most strenuous endeavours in order to procure, by legislation and social action, an organisation of the London charities upin the basis proposed in Dr. Hawksley's pamphlet.
To have accepted this resolution would have committed the charities, at least by implication to the scheme of the central control and the levy of one per.cent upon their incomes. They rejected it. Sir William Frazer proposed to omit all the words after "social action" and substitute "an organised communication between the London charities". Three further resolutions were carried through:
That an official register of all applicants for relief in the Metropolitan district is essential for the prevention of imposture, the judicious application of charity, and the efficient relief of distress. That it is important to obtain an Act of Parliament for the general registration of charitable societies, also for the due audit of their accounts, and for the publication of their balance sheets, on a prescribed uniform plan. That the requisite steps for carrying these resolutions into effect be referred to the Council of the Association for the Prevention of Pauperism and Crime in the Metropolis.