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Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on his Department's policy on the charitable status of organisations that have funded (a) politicians’ offices and (b) constitutional conventions in advance of referenda. (68796)

I have been asked to reply.

It is for the Charity Commission, the independent regulator, in any particular case whether or not a charity is in breach of the legal rules on political activities by charities. I have asked the Commission’s Chief Executive to write to the hon. Gentleman.