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Third Sector: Cheques

Volume 504: debated on Friday 29 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the likely effect on third sector organisations of proposals to phase out the cheque clearing system. (313359)

I am very concerned about the withdrawal of cheques, planned for October 2018, and the potential impact on the sector. We are in discussion with the Payments Council, which is planning to meet with charities to consult over their plans.