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Backbench Business - Voluntary Sector: Faith Organisationsbackbench Business (5 May 2016)

James Wharton: ...an important issue, but I acknowledge that he would like additional work to be done. My hon. Friend the Member for Stafford (Jeremy Lefroy) spoke of the great work that is being done by a range of charities in his constituency, across faiths and across the communities that they serve, which even includes the use of the Conservative association headquarters—I welcome that...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Clinical Psychologists (5 May 2016)

Alistair Burt: Health Education England (HEE) is working with NHS England, Public Health England, professional bodies, charities, experts-by-experience and others to develop and deliver a costed, multi-disciplinary workforce strategy for the future shape and skill mix of the workforce (including clinical psychologists) required to deliver the independent Mental Health Taskforce’s Five Year Forward...

Personal Independence Payment: Mobility Criterion - Motion to Resolve (4 May 2016)

Baroness Brinton: ...Rheumatoid Arthritis Society has pointed out that no comprehensive assessment has been made by the DWP of what impact the measure will have on disabled people, but from work done by NRAS and the Disability Rights Commission it is clear that the loss of money or easy access to a vehicle will lead to unemployment, isolation and depression. I want briefly to discuss Motability and what it...

Petition - Bowel Cancer Screening: Taxi Licensing Regulations (4 May 2016)

Andrew Gwynne: ...as the council has given it a soft landing and it will not apply until 2017. Plus, if we do not change or tighten up the law, another council, if not this council or Berwick, will spot an income-generating opportunity in much the same way. I want to turn briefly to the Law Commission report. The Minister will know that between 2013 and 2014, the Law Commission conducted a consultation on...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Strokes (4 May 2016)

Lord Prior of Brampton: ...and increases in levels of obesity and an ageing population lead to new pressures. That is why a Cardiovascular (CVD) Disease Outcomes Strategy was published in 2013. It sets out key actions for commissioners and providers to help further improve outcomes in Coronary Heart Disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases. NHS England hosts a CVD outcomes collaborative which brings...

Backbench Business - World Autism Awareness Weekbackbench Business (28 Apr 2016)

Alistair Burt: ...regard. It was nice to see the whole family and it is a remarkable piece of film. I also wish to highlight the work the Department of Health has taken forward with the Autism Alliance UK, a large network of autism charities, on the “Connect to Autism” project, which encourages local organisations, services and companies to become autism champions by training staff in autism...

Landlord and Tenant (Reform) (27 Apr 2016)

Tom Brake: ...meet the Government’s decent homes standard, with over 60% of renters having experienced either damp, mould, leaking roofs or windows, electrical hazards, animal infestation or gas leaks, according to a recent survey commissioned by the housing charity Shelter. Just last week at my surgery I met a woman who, soon after she started describing the conditions in her rented property,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: UK Membership of EU (27 Apr 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: ...Gibraltar government department” or “any other person or body whose expenses are defrayed wholly or mainly out of public funds or by any local authority.” Specific exception is made for the Electoral Commission, the BBC, Sianel Pedwar Cymru and the Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation. Section 125 also sets out a number of general exceptions to the restriction, such as the...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Government Grant Agreements (27 Apr 2016)

Anna Turley: A leading board member of the Charity Commission has written an essay calling for the UK to leave the EU. That comes after the Charity Commission tried to clamp down on charities engaging in the EU debate. Is the Minister able to explain why the Charity Commission rule on campaigning appears to be, “Do as I say, not as I do”? I welcomed his clarification that charity voices should...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Charities (26 Apr 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: The Jewish National Fund is not a charity. The Jewish National Fund Charitable Trust is a charity registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales having exclusively charitable purposes. Under s34 of the Charities Act 2011, the Commission must remove a charity from the register if it no longer considers the organisation to be a charity or if it has ceased to exist or does not...

Trade Union Bill - Third Reading (25 Apr 2016)

Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town: ...find themselves caught by them, been consulted? Secondly, why is the Legal Services Board on the list? It does not get government money, being funded by a levy on lawyers, and should therefore be excluded, alongside the Gambling Commission, by virtue of the third of the Government’s exclusions, as set out at the top of the second page of the Minister’s letter of Friday 22...

Written Answers — Department for Education: New Schools Network (25 Apr 2016)

Edward Timpson: The New Schools Network (NSN) is an independent charity that aims to improve the quality of education in the state sector, particularly for the most deprived children. NSN currently receives a grant from the Department for Education, which it secured following an open competition in 2013. The grant expires in March 2017. The salary of NSN’s director is entirely a matter for the...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Academies: Directors (22 Apr 2016)

Edward Timpson: Holding answer received on 18 April 2016 Academy trusts are independent charities and must comply with charity law. This means that trust directors can only receive payment for carrying out trustee duties with Charity Commission authorisation. The Charity Commission will only authorise payment to academy trustees where it has been clearly shown to be in the charity’s...

Butterfields Estate (20 Apr 2016)

Stella Creasy: ...hotspots in the Evening Standard—because it is at the edge of Walthamstow village. The tenants were not told at the time that their homes had been sold by their previous long-term owner, the Glasspool Charity Trust, a charity whose charitable purpose is to prevent destitution—I will return to that irony later. No one told them their landlord had changed. They learned of this...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Appointments relating to Part 1 (19 Apr 2016)

Richard Burgon: ...8217; involvement in the Panama papers, which the FCA has now asked them to report on. The Government have set out initial plans but, with respect, they have not in our view grasped the bull by the horns. They have been dragged there by campaigners, charities and commentators who have rightly urged action on anti-abuse rules and country-by-country reporting. However, it is on the...

Trade Union Bill - Report (2nd Day) (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Collins of Highbury: ...structure. It will be tested at regular intervals by complaints other than those of the individual members, so it will not be upholding the rights of the individual member of a union. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned that the Certification Officer’s ability to instigate complaints as far as investigating and adjudicating them compromises the impartiality. I welcome...

Bank of England and Financial Services Bill [Lords]: Money Laundering (19 Apr 2016)

Harriett Baldwin: ...the disheartening position of someone with one of those plans whose firm fails to be authorised, for whom a better alternative must be found. On the issue raised by the amendment—how debt management plans are funded—charities such as StepChange and Christians Against Poverty already successfully negotiate voluntary funding agreements with creditors through the fair share model....

Lobbying: Government Grant Agreements - Question (19 Apr 2016)

Lord Bridges of Headley: The noble Lord makes a good point. The Charity Commission has published guidance for charities that may wish to participate in debates on the forthcoming EU referendum. The commission’s guidance reflects the existing legal position that charities can undertake campaigning and political activity where it is in support of their charitable purposes and where the trustees consider it to be...


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