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Charity Commission Investigations

Volume 576: debated on Sunday 18 February 1996

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asked Her Majesty's Government:(i) how many of the 303 cases being investigated by the Charity Commission at the end of October 1996 were as a result of complaints of abuse; (ii) how many were from the Commissioners' own monitoring programme and the scrutiny of charity accounts; and (iii) what were the ratios between the 194 being evaluated to establish whether there was a

prima facie cause for concern.

The breakdown of cases requested by the noble Lord is not available for those cases which were under investigation at the end of October. The sources of the cases currently under consideration are given in the table below:

External sourcesMonitoring and accounts scrutinyOther internal sources
Investigations2372924
Evaluations2183120