Scouts, Guides and Army, Navy and Air Force Cadet Branches to be exempted from connected charities rule

Part of Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 18 Hydref 2016.

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Photo of Rebecca Long-Bailey Rebecca Long-Bailey Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 11:00, 18 Hydref 2016

The hon. Gentleman makes a very good point, and that is why I would welcome a review by the Minister of the proposal in the new clause. We need to catch more than what is simply on paper at the moment; the provision needs to go beyond the scope of local scout groups, for example. There are many other organisations that would benefit from being included individually in the ways I have proposed and I welcome comments on this point by the Minister. I also point Members to a note that they received this morning from the Charity Finance Group, which makes some helpful suggestions on this very point.