Charities Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 4:59 pm on 12th October 2005.

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Photo of Lord Swinfen Lord Swinfen Conservative 4:59 pm, 12th October 2005

My Lords, I would briefly like to support the amendment moved by my noble friend Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbots. Lines 41 and 42 of page 77 bring a non-governmental body directly under the political control of the government of the day. That is wrong and I strongly support what my noble friend said.