Select Committee on Standards and Privileges Fourth Report

Annex C

Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards from Mr Simon Gillespie, Director of Operations, Charity Commission

You will be aware of the publicity surrounding the so-called William Hague Foundation and Mr Hague's declaration of donations to this Foundation in the Register of Members' Interests. The Charity Commission have been in contact with Mr Hague's office and they have confirmed both verbally and in writing that the William Hague Foundation was never established as a charity.

Our assessment is that there is not a regulatory issue here for the Commission, although of course it may be an issue in your area of responsibility. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you would find any advice or information on Charity Law and Charity Regulation helpful.

14 February 2001

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