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Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits

Part of Access to Mental Health Services – in the House of Commons at 4:30 pm on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Stephen Doughty Stephen Doughty Labour, Cardiff South and Penarth 4:30 pm, 10th September 2013

On Second Reading, the hon. Gentleman said:

“A lot of campaigning organisations, including the NCVO…receive a lot of money directly from the Government, and they are now spending that Government money lobbying the Government. That seems a terrible waste of public funds.”—[Hansard, 3 September 2013; Vol. 567, c. 236.]

First, that creates a somewhat misleading picture because obviously the majority of an organisation’s funds are not spent on lobbying the Government. Secondly, will he concede that he has a wider agenda on this?