JOINT

Draft Protection of Charities Bill Joint Committee - timeline

Follow the Joint Committee on the draft Protection of Charities Bill here.

Report

The Committee published its report on 25 February 2015.

Public evidence sessions

Tuesday 13 January 2015

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  • Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, Cabinet Office
  • Ben Harrison MBE, Senior Policy Adviser, Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office

Tuesday 16 December 2014

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  • William Shawcross, Chairman, Charity Commission
  • Michelle Russell, Head of Investigations and Enforcement, Charity Commission

Wednesday 10 December 2014

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Panel 1

  • Detective Chief Superintendent, Terri Nicholson, Metropolitan Police
  • Detective Superintendent Pete O’Doherty, Head of National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, City of London Police
  • Donald Toon, Director, Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency

Panel 2

  • Andrew Edwards, HM Revenue & Customs Deputy Director and Head of HMRC Charities
  • David Kirk, Chairman, Fraud Advisory Panel

Tuesday 9 December 2014

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Panel 1

  • Sir Stephen Bubb, CEO, ACEVO
  • Richard Corden, Director, Southampton Hospital Charity
  • Lindsey Williams, Director of External Services, WCVA

Panel 2

  • Christopher Stacey, Director (Services), Unlock
  • Dr. Hany El-Banna OBE, Founder and Chairman, Muslim Charities Forum
  • Ben Jackson, Chief Executive, Bond

Tuesday 2 December 2014

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Panel 1

On behalf of the Charity Law Association:

  • Jo Coleman, IBB Solicitors
  • Nicola Evans, Bircham Dyson Bell LLP
  • Julian Smith, Farrer & Co LLP

Panel 2

  • David Anderson QC, Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation
  • Alex Baylis, Head of Acute Sector Policy, Care Quality Commission

Panel 3

  • Simon Hebditch, Chair, Small Charities Coalition
  • Pauline Broomhead, CEO, Foundation for Social Improvement

Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Panel 1

  • Sir Stuart Etherington, Chief Executive Officer, National Council for Voluntary Organisations

Panel 2

  • Professor Debra Morris, Liverpool University
  • Professor Gareth Morgan, Sheffield Hallam University

Tuesday 18 November 2014

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Panel 1

  • Ben Harrison, Policy Manager, Office for Civil Society, Cabinet Office
  • Kenneth Dibble, Head of Legal Services, Charity Commission
  • Michelle Russell, Head of Investigations and Enforcement, Charity Commission

Panel 2

  • Victoria Keilthy, Director, Private & Third Sector Delivery, National Audit Office

Call for Evidence

A Call for Evidence was issued on 17 November.

Appointment

The Committee was appointed by the House of Commons on 6 November 2014 and by the House of Lords on 10 November 2014. It held its first meeting on 11 November in private.

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Evidence

Read published oral and written evidence submitted to the Draft Protection of Charities Bill Joint Committee.