HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 cc1590-1

(1) Where the Charity Commissioners are satisfied on the representation of the registration authority that there is reasonable ground for believing that any unregistered war charity is not being or has not been carried on in good faith for charitable purposes, or is not complying or has not complied with conditions substantially corresponding with the conditions imposed on registered charities under this Act, or is not being or has not been properly administered, the Commissioners may exercise as respects the charity any of the powers which are exerciseable by them with respect to a charity which, having been registered under this Act, has been removed from the register, and for the purpose of an inquiry into any charity under this Section the Charity Commissioners shall have such powers in relation to the charity as are conferred by this Act on the Commissioners for the purposes of appeals:

Provided that the Charity Commissioners shall not exercise the power of establishing a scheme for the regulation of any charity under this Section without giving the charity a full opportunity of being heard.

(2) This Section shall apply to unregistered war charities whether or not an application for registration has been made, and to war charities registration of which has been refused.

Amendment made: In Sub-section (1), after the word "authority" ["representation of the registration authority"], insert the words "or a Chief Officer of Police."—[Mr. Brace.]