Joint Committee on the Draft Charities Bill: Members Interests

Members disclosed their interests relating to the draft Bill, as follows:

Rt Hon George Foulkes
Trustee of Burns House; former Director of Age Concern (Scotland).

Sally Keeble MP
Member of a commission of inquiry for the Association of Chief Executives of Voluntary Organisations, membership of the management committee of a young persons charity and Patron of the Friends of the Lakes.

Rt Hon Alan Milburn MP
Member of Amnesty International; Honorary President of Darlington YMCA, Darlington Mencap and Darlington Arthritis Care.

Mr Andrew Mitchell MP
Trustee of GAP (Gap Activity Projects); Management Committee SOS SAHEL; ESU International Debate Committee; Vice Chairman of Alexandra Rose Day; President Norman Laud Association (all charities).

Bob Russell MP
Secretary of the all-party Scout Group; trustee of the St Mary Magdalen Almshouses Charity and parliamentary adviser to the Royal British Legion.

The Lord Best
Director (Chief Executive) of the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (both bodies are charities), member of the Foundation Forum, the Advisory Council of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations and the Council for Charitable Support.

The Earl of Caithness
Trustee and Chief Executive, Clan Sinclair Trust and Trustee, Castle of Mey Trust.

The Baroness McIntosh of Hudnall
Trustee - National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA), Theatres Trust, South Bank Sinfonia, Art Inter-Romania,  Peggy Ramsay Foundation;  Board Member - The Roundhouse Trust, Almeida Theatre, Welsh National Opera, Foundation for Sports and the Arts; Chairman and Trustee, Royal National Theatre Foundation.

Lord Phillips of Sudbury
Self-employed partner in Bates, Wells and Braithwaite (London) Solicitors acting for a substantial number of charities; Gainsborough's House, Sudbury, Suffolk; President, Citizenship Foundation (a charity); President, Solicitors Pro Bono Group (a charity); Trustee, Phillips Fund (a charity); Trustee, ICNL Trust (a charity); President, Sudbury Society (a charity); Committee, Council for Charitable Support; Trustee, Me-Too (a charity); A few client trusts and client executorships/trusteeships in relation to wills; Age Concern Funeral Trust.

Lord Sainsbury of Preston Candover
Chairman of the Trustees of The Royal Opera House Endowment Fund; Trustee of the Linbury Trust (a grant giving charitable trust founded in 1970's); Trustee and visitor of the Ashmoleum; and trustee of the Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

(Mr Alan Campbell MP and Lord Campbell-Savours declared that they had no relevant interests)