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Home Education (Duty of Local Authorities) Bill [HL] - Committee (27 Apr 2018)

Lord Lucas: the state systems of other countries or in the further reaches of schools that we appreciate in this country. If we look at the range of schools, from the religious to the irreligious, from Summerhill to the schools run by the Plymouth Brethren, we admit a wide range of educational practice in this country. Most of what happens in home education is well within that. We get hung up on...

Backbench Business - Voluntary Sector: Faith Organisationsbackbench Business (5 May 2016)

Jeremy Lefroy: ...respect for their determination. We have a children’s bereavement charity, which is so important for children who have lost loved ones, and which is run by people of faith. We have the Salvation Army and the Plymouth Brethren. We also have based in Stafford international faith-based voluntary organisations, the most notable of which is the Dalit Freedom Network, which seeks to work...

NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill: Clause 1 — Removal of Secretary of State’s powers to appoint trustees (22 Jan 2016)

Jacob Rees-Mogg: ...chairman who has been a great force for good in that organisation, sorting out some of the problems that it had before his appointment. I think particularly of the dreadful treatment meted out to the Plymouth Brethren before he was there. It is none the less an unelected, unaccountable quango. I take the rather extraordinary view that we should trust our democratically elected politicians...

[Mr Andrew Turner in the Chair] — Out-of-school Education Settings (20 Jan 2016)

Fiona Bruce: ...are in place, what guarantee do we have that they will not be interpreted differently in the future? It will not do to say that we are being alarmist. We need only remember the plight of the Plymouth Brethren, which you will remember well, Mr Turner. They were threatened with the removal of their charitable status some three years ago over a difference of interpretation of the words...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords] (3 Dec 2015)

Rob Wilson: ...but that it is under threat. There are more than 25,000 registered religious charities, almost all of which have no difficulty in demonstrating their public benefit. My hon. Friend mentioned the Plymouth Brethren in her speech. Its case was an exception, and I am pleased that it was resolved in a sensible way, even though it took too long. I will come back to some of the other issues that...

Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL] — Second Reading (Continued) (10 Jun 2015)

Baroness Brinton: the Bill that give the Charity Commission further strength and resource, particularly official warning by the commission and other actions that it can take. However, I have spoken in your Lordships’ House before about the Exclusive Brethren, also known as the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church. It had been asking since February 2009 for recognition for the Preston Down Trust, one...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Religious Organisations (Charitable Status) (11 Feb 2015)

Edward Leigh: The Minister may recall the campaign that some of us waged on behalf of the Plymouth Brethren to retain its charitable status. It must have been for love, because it refused to vote on principle. We eventually won that campaign, but there is a worry on the part of many religious groups that increasingly so-called British values will trump faith values. Can the Minister assure faith groups...

Bill Presented: First World War (Commemoration) (26 Jun 2014)

Keith Simpson: .... There is nothing like the old chief petty officers for getting to the heart of the matter. The point is that in 1914 nobody thought that the casualties would be on such a scale, and it was by chance that a 48-year-old ex-Plymouth Brethren, former member of Lord Milner’s young people in South Africa, and former editor of the Morning Post, who was in charge of a Red Cross ambulance...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Plymouth Brethren (16 Jan 2014)

Jim Shannon: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when the decision to give the Plymouth Brethren charity status will be made.

Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Bill — Committee (3rd Day) (Continued) (16 Dec 2013)

Lord Hodgson of Astley Abbotts: ...had some disobliging things to say about the way the Charity Commission operated. It faces considerable problems in respect of the public benefit test, the aftermath of the independent schools test and the Plymouth Brethren case, which is now before it. It has had problems with links to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, the Cup Trust and other tax-avoidance measures. It has also had...

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Procurement (SMEs) (30 Oct 2013)

Nick Hurd: I have already told my hon. Friend that we will not. I understand that there is a lot of concern on both sides of the House about the Plymouth Brethren case, on which we all united in wanting to see a quick and speedy resolution to that issue.

Local Government and Faith Communities — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (2 Jul 2013)

Mark Prisk: also important that we play a role, which is why we will set up our own seminars that will be deliberately designed to start to look at where there are such gaps and problems, and at what can be done to change that. Let me turn briefly to the question of the Plymouth Brethren. As hon. Members will know, I need to be cautious, in that the Charity Commission is independent of Ministers...

Public Administration Committee Report (Charity Commission) (6 Jun 2013)

Bernard Jenkin: ...involved in some protracted legal battles. It lost a case with the Independent Schools Council and its decision last year to decline an application for charitable status from the Preston Down Trust, part of what is called the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church or, formerly, the Exclusive Brethren—

Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners: Religious Freedom (16 May 2013)

Paul Flynn: I am afraid that the hon. Member for Harlow (Robert Halfon) is one of the very gullible Members of this House who have been seduced by a cult that is a tiny part of the Plymouth Brethren. Their real name is the Exclusive Brethren, or Hales Brethren, and they were, rightly, the only religion of 1,178 to be refused charitable status by the Charities Commission. This was the most egregious...

Public Bill Committee: Children and Families Bill: Clause 77 - Primary function of the Children’s Commissioner (23 Apr 2013)

Charlie Elphicke: ...of his or her group, to enjoy his or her own culture, to profess and practise his or her own religion, or to use his or her own language.” I have asked the Minister to look at the case raised by the Plymouth Brethren, but there is another religious community in my constituency, at Beech Grove near Nonington. Its members live almost like a latter-day monastery, except that they are...

Prayers: Human Rights Act 1998 (Repeal and Substitution) Bill (1 Mar 2013)

Charlie Elphicke: ..., feelings and beliefs. There has been too much aggressive secularism, which has sought to attack the Church and people who have deeply held religious beliefs. We have seen that in the case of the Plymouth Brethren and the Charity Commission, and in the constant attacks on the Church and on religion both in Parliament and outside it. We must ensure that there is a space for people to have...

Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill (5 Feb 2013)

Eric Ollerenshaw: ...on show in this debate. I approach this subject from idiosyncratic principles. I was thinking only the other day that at the moment, along with other hon. Members, I am actively supporting the Plymouth Brethren’s right to equal charitable status with other groups. I will continue to do that, even though I am not a member of the Plymouth Brethren and even though the Plymouth Brethren...

Freedom of Religion and Conscience — Question for Short Debate (22 Jan 2013)

Lord Patten: ...adherent, "Take that scarf off". I suspect there would have been outrage that these things were suggested in the first place. Christianity and other religions are under various forms of attack. The Plymouth Brethren, for example, feel that they are facing prejudice in some parts of the United Kingdom. Some people find the Plymouth Brethren a bit odd and a bit strange. People used to think...

Written Answers — Cabinet Office: Plymouth Brethren (14 Jan 2013)

David Morris: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions officials in his Department have had with the Charity Commission on the charitable status of the Plymouth Brethren; and if he will make a statement.

Health: General Matters (20 Dec 2012)

David Amess: ...and suppliers. I congratulate ActionAid on its long campaign and look forward to seeing the watchdog ensure fairness for producers, supermarkets and customers. A constituent of mine, James Price, who belongs to the Plymouth Brethren, has been in contact with me on a number of occasions regarding the Charity Commission’s plan to remove charity status from the Brethren’s gospel...

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