Charities (Protection and Social Investment) Bill [HL]

Amendments
to be moved
in GRAND COMMITTEE

Clause 1

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

 

Page 2, line 15, at end insert—

“( )   The Charity Commission may call for and randomly or
systematically check the Disclosure and Barring Service checks
undertaken by charities on trustees.”

After Clause 2

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Reporting misdemeanours

A trustee must report to the Charity Commission any serious incident that

results in, or risks causing, significant harm to their charity’s work,
beneficiaries or reputation.”

Clause 9

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

 

Page 7, line 21, at end insert—

“Case K

P has been found guilty of a sexual offence or has been placed on
the sex offenders register.”

Clause 10

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

 

Page 11, line 29, at end insert—

“( )   The Charity Commission may by order under subsection (1)
disqualify all trustees of a charity where it has sufficient reason to
believe there is a collective failure of all trustees to ensure the safety
and protection of children who are direct beneficiaries of the
charity.”

After Clause 12

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Disposal of assets

Charities may not, and may not be compelled to, use or dispose of their
assets in a way which is inconsistent with their charitable purposes.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Regulation of fundraising

(1)     All fundraising charities must be members of the Fundraising Standards
Board and abide by their Code of Fundraising Practice.

(2)     In section 64A of the Charities Act 1992, as inserted by section 69 of the
Charities Act 2006 (Reserve power to control fund-raising by charitable
institutions
)—

(a)   in the title omit “Reserve”;

(b)   in subsection (1) for “may” substitute “must”.”

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Power to make representations

(1)     A charity may undertake political campaigning or political activity in the
context of supporting the delivery of its charitable purposes.

(2)     A charity may campaign to ensure support for, or to oppose, a change in
the law, policy or decisions of central government, local authorities or other
public bodies.”

Clause 14

LORD WATSON OF INVERGOWRIE

BARONESS HAYTER OF KENTISH TOWN

 

Page 18, line 14, leave out “5” and insert “3”

 

Page 18, line 15, leave out “5” and insert “3”

Prepared 12th June 2015