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Principal Charity Commissioner: Qualifications

Volume 415: debated on Thursday 11 December 1980

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether any special qualification is expected of candidates for the post of principal charity commissioner should it fall vacant.

Schedule 1 to the Charities Act 1960, which provides that there shall be a chief charity commissioner and two other commissioners, requires at least two of these to be barristers or solicitors. All the commissioners are at present so qualified. No other qualification is statutorily required. The Home Secretary will appoint as commissioners those who appear to him to be best fitted to carry out their functions.