Skip to main content

Exclusive Brethren

Volume 979: debated on Thursday 21 February 1980

The text on this page has been created from Hansard archive content, it may contain typographical errors.

asked the Attorney-General what representations he has had in respect of the Charity Commissioners' refusal to grant charitable status to the Exclusive Brethren; whether, in the light of the Kingston room case he will reconsider the Brethren's application; and if he will publish a statement.

I have received many letters from hon. Members concerning the charitable status of the Exclusive Brethren. The registration of charities is a matter for the Charities Commission, for which I have no ministerial responsibility. I shall make a statement once the Kingston case is concluded.