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Minister for Civil Society appears before Committee

2 December 2016

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On Tuesday 6 December, the Select Committee on Charities holds the final two evidence sessions of the inquiry. In the first session the Committee hears from representatives of the Charity Commission and in the second session, the Committee questions the Minister for Civil Society and Director of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation.


Tuesday 6 December in Committee Room 4A, Palace of Westminster

At 4.00pm

  • William Shawcross, Chair, Charity Commission
  • Kenneth Dibble, Legal Director, Charity Commission

At 5.00pm

  • Rob Wilson MP, Minister for Civil Society, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
  • Mark Fisher CBE, Director of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Possible questions

Possible questions to be covered in the first session include:

  • How has the role and operation of the Charity Commission changed in recent years?
  • Should the Commission retain its dual role of regulator and adviser to charities?
  • How does the Commission seek to maintain good relationships with the sector?

Likely questions to be covered in the second session include:

  • What are the Government's ambitions for the charity sector and how is it seeking to support the sector in realising those ambitions?
  • What is the role and function of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation?
  • What are the key priorities of the Office for Civil Society and Innovation?
  • How can charities be helped to demonstrate their impact to supporters and beneficiaries?

Further information

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