New Clause 3 — Power to make representations

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 26th January 2016.

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Votes in this debate

  • Division number 175
    A majority of MPs voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning.

“(1) A charity may undertake political campaigning or political activity in the context of supporting the delivery of its charitable purposes.

(2) A charity may campaign to ensure support for, or to oppose, a change in the law, policy or decisions of central government, local authorities or other public bodies.”—(Anna Turley.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 236, Noes 280.

Division number 175 Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill — New Clause 3 — Political Campaigning by Charities

A majority of MPs voted against making clear charities can undertake political campaigning.

Aye: 236 MPs

No: 280 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Nos: A-Z by last name

Tellers

Absent: 130 MPs

Absents: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.