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I agree that £1,000 is not an insubstantial sum of money. For a small charity it could go a long way indeed. Rather than have a sterile debate in which I cannot persuade the hon. Gentleman to recognise the reality outside these walls and the number of charities that do not benefit, why does he not support our amendment and let us see the evidence in a year’s time? His encouraging intervention in the debate on clause 1 hinted that he would be sympathetic to the idea of an annual report and prompted a number of similarly supportive comments at different moments thereafter by other Government Members. If he is convinced that what the Minister has said will bear out in practice, why does he not support our amendment and let us see what happens?