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Charities Bill

Volume 450: debated on Tuesday 10 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether eligibility criteria in the Charities Bill will ensure that organisations advancing humanism may seek registration as a charity. (92417)

Yes. Under the current law organisations advancing humanism can be charities. The British Humanist Association has been registered as a charity since 1983. The Charities Bill will preserve the charitable status of existing humanist charities and will allow new humanist organisations to seek registration as charities.