The Charities Bill was given its second reading in the House of Lords yesterday.
The Charities Bill is a consolidation bill, bringing together the provisions of a number of existing Acts of Parliament covering charity law into a single bill.
Under Standing Orders consolidation bills are automatically committed to the Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills for scrutiny. The Joint Committee's role is to satisfy itself that such bills consolidate, rather than add to or alter, existing legislation.
Video and audio: Charities Bill second reading debate
Lords Hansard: Charities Bill second reading debate