Charitable Registration — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:34 pm on 13th November 2012.

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Photo of Duncan Hames Duncan Hames Liberal Democrat, Chippenham 3:34 pm, 13th November 2012

My hon. Friend is ably representing his constituents in this worthwhile debate, as other right hon. and hon. Members have done. Will he add to his questions to the Charity Commission the puzzlement that I am sure we all have? In the legal curiosity with which it embraced clarification of the law, was it arbitrary or discriminatory to choose to do so in this case and to place the burden of making that case on the Brethren?