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Charities

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list inquiries into charities with annual incomes of less than £1,000,000 undertaken by the Charity Commission in each of the last 10 years; and what the annual income of the charity concerned was in each case. (67900)

I have been asked to reply.

This is a matter for the Charity Commission, which is an independent regulator, independent of Government. I understand from the Commission that it has carried out 2,163 inquiries into charities with annual incomes of less than £1,000,000 since the start of the financial year 1996-97. I have asked the chief executive of the Charity Commission to write to the hon. Member with the details of those inquiries. A copy of the letter will be placed in the Library.