Public Administration Committee - Third Report
The role of the Charity Commission and "public benefit": Post-legislative scrutiny of the Charities Act 2006

Here you can browse the report together with the Proceedings of the Committee. The published report was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 21 May 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

2 Background to the Charities Act 2006

3 The Charity Commission


4 Registration

5 Public Benefit

Parliament, public benefit and the 2006 Act

The charitable status of the Plymouth Brethren (or Exclusive Brethren)

Plymouth or "Exclusive" Brethren

The Preston Down Trust and the Charity Commission

A statutory definition of public benefit?

6 The Charity Tribunal

7 A charity ombudsman?

8 Fundraising

House-to-House collections

9 Payment of trustees

10 Political campaigning and independence

The charitable status of think tanks

11 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations


Appendix A

Letter from Attorney General to Chair of PASC, dated 6th January 2013

Letter from Attorney General to Chair of PASC, dated 19th March 2013

Appendix B

Written evidence submitted by Garth Christie

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and Written Evidence

16 October 2012

23 October 2012

30 October 2012

6 November 2012

27 November 2012

04 December 2012

Written Evidence

Additional Written Evidence


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