Charitable Registration — [Jim Dobbin in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:38 pm on 13th November 2012.

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Photo of David Burrowes David Burrowes Conservative, Enfield, Southgate 3:38 pm, 13th November 2012

Is it not the case that we also had chance, as I did, when I was a member of the Select Committee on Public Administration, to question the Charity Commission and others about the implications of the changes in legislation? Assurances were given then that there was no intention of this kind of thing happening. When we scrutinised the matter on the Floor of the House, it was said that there was no intention of such a thing happening. To use another analogy, the Charity Commission is a wolf in sheep’s clothing. It has overreached itself, and it needs to get back into line with what Parliament intended and with Select Committee scrutiny. If it cannot do so, we must ensure that we get it back into line.