Children, Schools and Families Bill

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 11th January 2010.

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Photo of Tom Levitt Tom Levitt Labour, High Peak 4:18 pm, 11th January 2010

I am grateful to my right hon. Friend for giving way. I am not opposed to any school having charitable status, whether it be independent, state, academy or whatever-the recent debate about public benefit and charities has been helpful in that respect-but why is he bringing back the status of exempt charities for academies, especially as the Charities Act 2006 effectively brought that status to an end?

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