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Charities

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 28th June 2012.

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Photo of Justin Tomlinson Justin Tomlinson Conservative, North Swindon

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new charities were established (a) nationally and (b) in Swindon in the last year.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office, The Parliamentary Secretary, Cabinet Office

The information requested falls within the responsibility of the Charity Commission. I have asked the Commission's chief executive to reply.

Letter from Sam Younger CBE, dated 27 June 2012

I have been asked to reply to your Written Parliamentary Question on how many new charities were established (a) nationally and (b) in Swindon in the last year [114592].

The Charity Commission holds the Register of Charities for England and Wales. Charities that have been established and which have an annual income of £5,000 or above are required to register with us.

6,401 charities were registered in England and Wales in the last 12 months. 11 charities were registered in Swindon in the last 12 months.

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