David Speaks Out For Charities

David Amess MP spoke yesterday in a Westminster Hall debate in order to defend charities, in particular the Brethern Church and their Gospel Halls, who are at risk of losing their charity status. He said, in relation to the actions of the Charity Commission:

"Does my hon. Friend, who is a very good woman indeed, agree that the Charity Commission has behaved absolutely disgracefully in this regard? Does she further agree that, rather than waiting for some ministerial diktat, it should admit that it got its decision wrong and overturn it immediately?"

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201213/cmhansrd/cm121113/halltext/121113h0002.htm

Mr Amess is keen to protect charities who often rely on their charitable status for vital funds.