Clause 2 — Meaning of "charitable purpose"

Part of Point of Order – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 25th October 2006.

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Photo of John Gummer John Gummer Conservative, Suffolk Coastal 2:30 pm, 25th October 2006

Has my hon. Friend noted that his particular formulation would exclude the sport of croquet, for example? Although I realise that that sport is legally indulged in only by people on this side of the House, it is a perfectly reasonable sport, with a proper governing body. However, as the international organisations to which my hon. Friend refers think that baseball is a perfectly acceptable sport but not croquet, I feel that an extension of his proposal would be much more even-handed and might receive the support of hon. Members on both sides of the House, even those who are not in the Chamber.