Cabinet Office written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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Photo of David Nuttall David Nuttall Conservative, Bury North

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment he has made of the prevalence of fundraising by charities in streets and other public places.

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

Effective and responsible fundraising underpins the success of the charity sector, and is essential for charities' independence. Cash collections in the street require a licence from the local licensing authority. Face-to-face (direct debit) fundraising is self-regulated by the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA). The PFRA agrees site management agreements with local authorities to control the extent of face-to-face fundraising and prevent nuisance.

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