Charities Bill
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Charities Bill

Session 2005-06
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Short Title of the Bill
Provide for the establishment and functions of the Charity Commission for England and Wales and the Charity Tribunal; to make other amendments of the law about charities, including provision about charitable incorporated organisations; to make further provision about public charitable collections and other fund-raising carried on in connection with charities and other institutions; to make other provision about the funding of such institutions; and for connected purposes.

Extract from Explanatory Note produced by Government Department   
In July 2001 the Prime Minister commissioned a review of the law and regulation of charities and other not-for-profit organisations. The review was carried out by the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and was published (as "Private Action, Public Benefit") in September 2002 "http://www.number-10.gov.uk/su/voluntary/report/index.htm. It was not a statement of settled Government policy but an analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the current legal and regulatory framework accompanied by a series of recommendations, addressed to the Government, for change. Before responding to these recommendations the Government sought views on them through an open public consultation which ran from September 2002 to January 2003. (Source: Explanatory Note Bill 83-EN.htm)



Bill Information

Latest       
Royal Assent   The Bill has received Royal Assent and is now available on the Office of Public Sector Information site

Earlier documents    
Amendment Paper (Lords)   Amendment to be moved on Consideration of Commons Amendments as at 3 November 2006
Bill Correction (Lords)   Correction to Bill 160 2005-06 as at 31 October 2006 PDF
Commons Amendments (Lords)   Bill 160 2005-06 as at 26 October 2006 PDF
    Bill 160 2005-06 as at 26 October 2006
Report Stage Proceedings (Commons)   Report Stage Proceedings as at 25 October 2006
Amendment Paper (Commons)   Consideration of Bill as at 25 October 2006
Bill as amended in Standing Committee A (Commons)   Bill 213 2005-06 as at 13 July 2006 PDF
    Bill 213 2005-06 as at 13 July 2006
Committee Proceedings for 7th and 8th Sittings (Commons)   Committee Proceedings of 13 July 2006
Amendment Paper (Commons)   Amendments in Standing Committee A on 13 July 2006
Committee Proceedings for 5th and 6th Sittings (Commons)   Committee Proceedings of 11 July 2006
Amendment Paper (Commons)   Amendments in Standing Committee A 11 July 2006
Committee Proceedings for 3rd and 4th Sittings (Commons)   Committee Proceedings of 6 July 2006
Amendment Paper (Commons)   Amendments in Standing Committee A on 6 July 2006
Committee Proceedings for 1st and 2nd Sittings (Commons)   Committee Proceedings of 4 July 2006
Amendment Paper (Commons)   Notice of amendments as at 4 July 2006
Explanatory notes to Bill (83), prepared by the Home Office   Bill 83 - EN 2005-06 as at 9 November 2005
 
Bill as Introduced (Commons)   Bill 83 2005-06 as at 9 November 2005 PDF
    Bill 83 2005-06 as at 9 November 2005

European Convention on Human Rights
A statement of compatibility with the European Convention on Human rights is available at the start of the bill as introduced in each House.