Public Administration Select Committee: Press Notice

8 December 2009


The Public Administration Select Committee (PASC) will hear this week from the Chair of the Charity Commission, Dame Suzi Leather, and its Chief Executive, Andrew Hind. The session is PASC’s regular annual survey of the work and performance of the Commission, and is also an opportunity to consider how charities are faring at a time of recession.

Issues that may arise include:

 How the economic downturn is affecting the charitable sector;

 The Commission’s ‘public benefit’ test and the first round of assessments;

 The guidance issued to charities on political campaigning; and

 The work of the Commission over the last year.

The session will take place on Thursday, 10 December at 10:00 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House.

For further information about the work of the Committee, visit our website at:


Committee Membership: Tony Wright (Chairman) (Lab) (Cannock Chase), Mr David Burrowes (Con) (Enfield, Southgate), Paul Flynn (Lab) (Newport West), David Heyes (Lab) (Ashton under Lyne), Kelvin Hopkins (Lab) (Luton North), Mr Ian Liddell-Grainger (Con) (Bridgewater), Julie Morgan (Lab) (Cardiff North), Mr Gordon Prentice (Lab) (Pendle), Paul Rowen (Lib Dem) (Rochdale), Charles Walker (Con) (Broxbourne), Jenny Willott (Lib Dem) (Cardiff Central)

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