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Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Power to direct winding up (15 Dec 2015)

Anna Turley: I am happy to take any interventions. We are indeed rattling through these clauses and are the beneficiaries of some excellent analysis of the Bill during its long progress through the other place and in pre-legislative scrutiny. A lot of action has been taken to clarify and improve the Bill. Indeed, it is clear from its drafting that this clause has benefited from much scrutiny. Clause 7...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 8 - Power to direct property to be applied to another charity (15 Dec 2015)

Anna Turley: I echo the Minister’s concluding comments. As well as supporting the Charity Commission, the clause will support many charities that often struggle with individual trustees who may have been unable to take necessary action. This will enable the commission to step in and essentially fill a void where no one has had the power to tackle the issue. Again, we welcome clause 8. It will amend the...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Power to direct property to be applied to another charity (15 Dec 2015)

Anna Turley: I echo the Minister’s concluding comments. As well as supporting the Charity Commission, the clause will support many charities that often struggle with individual trustees who may have been unable to take necessary action. This will enable the commission to step in and essentially fill a void where no one has had the power to tackle the issue. Again, we welcome clause 8. It will amend the...

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar (16 Dec 2015)

Anna Turley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, when concerns were first raised with his Department over the financial viability of SSI in Redcar.

Written Answers — Department for Business, Innovation and Skills: Sahaviriya Steel Industries UK: Redcar (22 Dec 2015)

Anna Turley: To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, what criteria were used to cap the value of the Government support package to £80 million for people affected by the closure of SSI Redcar.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Trusts: Deficits (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: What proportion of hospital trusts are in deficit.

Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Hospital Trusts: Deficits (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: John Appleby, the chief economist at the independent think tank the King’s Fund, said recently that although the Government claim they will get an increase in funding in the NHS, they have “in effect, already spent the money” because of the scale of the hospital deficits. In my South Tees area, the deficit for 2014-15 is nearly £17 million. Will the Minister accept that the Government...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I would like to echo felicitations for a happy new year for everyone on the Committee. I would also like to thank everybody across the community and voluntary sector who spent time over Christmas and the new year, as we know they will have done, in their communities undertaking many hours of community and voluntary service, helping...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mrs Main. I would like to echo felicitations for a happy new year for everyone on the Committee. I would also like to thank everybody across the community and voluntary sector who spent time over Christmas and the new year, as we know they will have done, in their communities undertaking many hours of community and voluntary service, helping...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: I would like to respond to the Minister’s last point. I was going to make an intervention, but I am afraid I missed him. I appreciate his ambitions, but the Government’s record on house building does not fill us with confidence. The number of under-35s who own a home has fallen by 20%.

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: It is an important point in terms of ambition versus reality, but I appreciate your point, Mrs Main, and I will stick to the clause. I was interested to hear that about three quarters of housing associations have signed up, because the housing association in my area has not signed up and has strong views against it. I am also not convinced that the Minister has a plan for like-for-like...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: My hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. The issue is the charitable ambitions of housing associations in supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need. The danger is that we are moving away from that.

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 9 - Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: I disagree with the hon. Lady, because charities currently have the flexibility to do as they wish with their assets as long as that is in line with their charitable status. The removal of the clause is about trying to push charities towards selling off assets—selling  off the family silver—but, whatever their charitable status may be, whether tackling poverty and inequality or...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: I would like to respond to the Minister’s last point. I was going to make an intervention, but I am afraid I missed him. I appreciate his ambitions, but the Government’s record on house building does not fill us with confidence. The number of under-35s who own a home has fallen by 20%. Order. I have allowed a bit of latitude, but we are straying off somewhat by going on to house-building...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: It is an important point in terms of ambition versus reality, but I appreciate your point, Mrs Main, and I will stick to the clause. I was interested to hear that about three quarters of housing associations have signed up, because the housing association in my area has not signed up and has strong views against it. I am also not convinced that the Minister has a plan for like-for-like...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: My hon. Friend makes an extremely important point. The issue is the charitable ambitions of housing associations in supporting those who are most vulnerable and in need. The danger is that we are moving away from that.

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Conduct of charities: disposal of assets (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: I disagree with the hon. Lady, because charities currently have the flexibility to do as they wish with their assets as long as that is in line with their charitable status. The removal of the clause is about trying to push charities towards selling off assets—selling off the family silver—but, whatever their charitable status may be, whether tackling poverty and inequality or sheltering...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 10 - Automatic disqualification from being a trustee (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: We agree with the Minister on clause 10 and will not suggest amendments to it. It sets out important new powers to disqualify individuals from being a charity trustee. However, there are still some  concerns in the sector and among individuals, and we think it is important to explore them at this stage of the Bill’s journey. First, it is important to reiterate that many charity trustees...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Automatic disqualification from being a trustee (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: We agree with the Minister on clause 10 and will not suggest amendments to it. It sets out important new powers to disqualify individuals from being a charity trustee. However, there are still some concerns in the sector and among individuals, and we think it is important to explore them at this stage of the Bill’s journey. First, it is important to reiterate that many charity trustees and...

Public Bill Committee: Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [Lords]: Clause 11 - Power to disqualify from being a trustee (5 Jan 2016)

Anna Turley: I beg to move amendment 7, in clause 11, page 10, line 5, after “person” add “or persons”.


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