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Charity Commission And The Comprehensive Spending Review

EDM number 994 in 2010-12, proposed by Louise Ellman on 11/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Charities.

That this House is concerned by the impact of the 27 per cent. budget cut to the Charity Commission announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR); notes that the Commission shed 63 full-time equivalent jobs before the CSR and that the PCS union fears that a further 140 full-time equivalent jobs will also be lost; recognises the critically important role of the Commission in regulating and advising charities; further notes that fraud in the charitable sector is estimated to be 100 million annually; is deeply concerned at the impact further reductions in staff and resources will have on the Commission's ability to rigorously investigate allegations of fraud, particularly allegations of charitable funds being diverted to organisations with links to terrorism; is alarmed at cuts to the Commision at a time whenthe role of charities will be hugely expanded; and calls upon the Government to review the Charity Commission's budget settlement.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Louise Ellman11/11/2010Liverpool, RiversideLabourProposed
Paul Flynn11/11/2010Newport WestLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan11/11/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Bob Russell11/11/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
John McDonnell11/11/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley12/11/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Glenda Jackson12/11/2010Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/11/2010Luton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton15/11/2010GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin15/11/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Mike Gapes15/11/2010Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner16/11/2010BolsoverLabourSigned
Alan Meale16/11/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Mike Hancock16/11/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Steve Rotheram16/11/2010Liverpool, WaltonLabourSigned
Keith Vaz17/11/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Andrew George17/11/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jimmy Hood17/11/2010Lanark and Hamilton EastLabourSigned
George Howarth17/11/2010KnowsleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie18/11/2010South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Rosie Cooper18/11/2010West LancashireLabourSigned
Tom Blenkinsop18/11/2010Middlesbrough South and East ClevelandLabourSigned
Frank Field19/11/2010BirkenheadLabourSigned
Mary Glindon22/11/2010North TynesideLabourSigned
Yvonne Fovargue22/11/2010MakerfieldLabourSigned
Yasmin Qureshi23/11/2010Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Eric Illsley24/11/2010Barnsley CentralLabourWithdrawn
Jessica Morden24/11/2010Newport EastLabourSigned
Jim McGovern29/11/2010Dundee WestLabourSigned
Grahame Morris06/12/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
David Crausby07/12/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds09/12/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Lindsay Roy09/12/2010GlenrothesLabourSigned
Michael Connarty13/12/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Tom Brake11/01/2011Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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