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Charity Commission And The Recognition Of Druids

EDM number 489 in 2012-13, proposed by Robert Halfon on 06/09/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Charities, Religion and faith communities and Religious discrimination.

That this House notes that the Charity Commission has formally recognised druids as a religion and granted them charitable status, even though they have just 300 members; questions why therefore the Charity Commission has not recognised the Christian Brethren church, which has 16,000 members and more than 300 churches across the country; further notes the extensive community and charitable outreach that the Brethren church does, which has significant public benefit; and finally calls on the Charity Commission to stop thediscrimination against this Christian church and to have a level playing field for all religions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Robert Halfon06/09/2012HarlowConservativeProposed
Fiona Bruce10/09/2012CongletonConservativeSeconded
William McCrea11/09/2012South AntrimDUPSeconded
James Gray11/09/2012North WiltshireConservativeSeconded
David Simpson12/09/2012Upper BannDUPSeconded
David Morris12/09/2012Morecambe and LunesdaleConservativeSeconded
Karl McCartney12/09/2012LincolnConservativeSigned
Rosie Cooper12/09/2012West LancashireLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin12/09/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell12/09/2012East LondonderryDUPSigned
Jim Shannon12/09/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
John Hemming13/09/2012Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Robin Walker16/10/2012WorcesterConservativeSigned
Tracey Crouch17/10/2012Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Rehman Chishti22/10/2012Gillingham and RainhamConservativeSigned
John Leech22/10/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan22/10/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Austin Mitchell22/10/2012Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Lady Hermon23/10/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Ian Paisley Jnr23/10/2012North AntrimDUPSigned
Sammy Wilson23/10/2012East AntrimDUPSigned
Gordon Henderson23/10/2012Sittingbourne and SheppeyConservativeSigned
Nigel Dodds24/10/2012Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Richard Shepherd24/10/2012Aldridge-BrownhillsConservativeSigned
Margaret Ritchie30/10/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Rosindell30/10/2012RomfordConservativeSigned
Graham Brady30/10/2012Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Joe Benton30/10/2012BootleLabourSigned
Peter Aldous30/10/2012WaveneyConservativeSigned
Graeme Morrice31/10/2012LivingstonLabourSigned
Eric Joyce31/10/2012FalkirkLabourSigned
Mark Hendrick31/10/2012PrestonLabourSigned
Frank Doran02/11/2012Aberdeen NorthLabourSigned
Andrew Percy02/11/2012Brigg and GooleConservativeSigned
Roger Godsiff05/11/2012Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Douglas Carswell05/11/2012ClactonConservativeSigned
David Wright06/11/2012TelfordLabourSigned
Lindsay Roy06/11/2012GlenrothesLabourSigned
Alex Cunningham07/11/2012Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Martin Vickers07/11/2012CleethorpesConservativeSigned
Marcus Jones09/11/2012NuneatonConservativeSigned
Bob Russell13/11/2012ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Eleanor Laing13/11/2012Epping ForestConservativeSigned
Stephen McCabe13/11/2012Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Stewart Hosie13/11/2012Dundee EastScottish National PartySigned
Aidan Burley19/11/2012Cannock ChaseConservativeSigned
Graham Stuart19/11/2012Beverley and HoldernessConservativeSigned
David Tredinnick19/11/2012BosworthConservativeSigned
Anne Begg19/11/2012Aberdeen SouthLabourSigned
David Amess19/11/2012Southend WestConservativeSigned
Paul Farrelly19/11/2012Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
John Robertson20/11/2012Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Geraint Davies20/11/2012Swansea WestLabourSigned
Mark Williams20/11/2012CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell21/11/2012Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Julian Lewis26/11/2012New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Mike Weatherley28/11/2012HoveConservativeSigned
Brian Binley05/12/2012Northampton SouthConservativeSigned
Kevin Barron10/12/2012Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Roger Williams11/12/2012Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Fabian Hamilton07/01/2013Leeds North EastLabourSigned
George Mudie22/01/2013Leeds EastLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd29/01/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned

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