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Public Fundraising Regulatory Association And Charity Collections

EDM number 516 in 2004-05, proposed by Adrian Sanders on 17/01/2005.

That this House urges caution in dealing with the Public Fundraising Regulatory Association (PFRA) on the part of all those in local authorities, town centre management and retail groups with authority to allow direct debit collections for charity, because in spite of its name, PFRA does not operate any serious regulatory standards on the way its member bodies run such collections; notes that its main functions appear to be to promote bookings for direct debit collections by its member bodies, and to do general lobbying, further notes that its voluntary code of conduct is at variance with, and falls far short of, the good practice recommended by the Home Office in its Statement of Guidance issued in November 2003 on the declaration of fundraisers' expenses in collections; and regrets the false impression that has been widely spread that PFRA is a public authority, because its name has often been incorrectly shown as an authority rather than an association.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Adrian Sanders17/01/2005TorbayLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell17/01/2005ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George17/01/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis18/01/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Nigel Jones19/01/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke19/01/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock19/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler20/01/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Younger-Ross20/01/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Dismore20/01/2005HendonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell20/01/2005East LondonderryDUPSigned
Rob Marris20/01/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Ann Cryer24/01/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell24/01/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton27/01/2005CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Simon Hughes03/02/2005North Southwark & BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Sarah Teather03/02/2005Brent EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson04/02/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Evan Harris21/02/2005Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian White21/02/2005North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned

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