Clause 60

Charities Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 13 July 2006.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Helen Goodman Helen Goodman Labour, Bishop Auckland

I know that my amendment No. 143 has not been put on the selection list, but I wonder whether the Minister could clarify how clause 60 will work. Professional fundraisers are concerned that, because it is so tightly drafted, from time to time in some places, it would be possible for a local authority to restrict fundraising to two days a week. Is he aware of that, and could he and the lawyers examine the technical drafting of the clause before it comes back on Report?

Photo of Joan Humble Joan Humble Labour, Blackpool North and Fleetwood

Before I call the Minister, could I point out to the hon. Lady that her amendment was grouped with amendment No. 144? As we have had the debate on the amendment, I would ask the Minister to respond to the clause stand part debate.

Photo of Ed Miliband Ed Miliband Parliamentary Secretary (Cabinet Office)

I will be brief. My hon. Friend was lucky enough to be let off at 6 o’clock on Tuesday. She will see from the record that I spoke in some detail about the issue, but I would be happy to discuss it with her outside the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 60 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 61 and 62 ordered to stand part of the Bill.