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Clause 27 — Changes to existing limits

Part of Access to Mental Health Services – in the House of Commons at 5:30 pm on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Shadow Deputy Leader of the House of Commons 5:30 pm, 10th September 2013

I agree entirely with my hon. Friend. Indeed, it would be interesting to trawl the websites of many Members to see the lists of charities that they support on a regular basis. I imagine that every Member of the House supports the Royal British Legion and its campaigning work, and would want that work to continue.

As I said earlier, clause 27 plays its own role in gagging the third sector by reducing the threshold for registration and reducing spending limits on controlled expenditure. Under amendment 66, tabled in my name and that of my hon. Friend Wayne David, the threshold for registration would be returned to the status quo, thereby protecting smaller charities and community groups from being caught by this legislation, making it virtually impossible for them to participate in the democratic process.