Charitable Registration — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 13th November 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Turner Andrew Turner Conservative, Isle of Wight 2:30 pm, 13th November 2012

I was, and in a way this is a reflection on me because I allowed the relevant parts of the Bill to go through. However, Edward Miliband backed us up, saying that the provisions would not make any change. There is a grave danger in terms of not only religion, but education and poverty; the trouble is that we may bring charities to a situation where they are no longer charities, and they will lose everything. If it were the Church of England, we would lose our churches—it is as dire as that.