HC Deb 23 April 1940 vol 360 cc22-3
56. Mr. Leonard

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will inquire as to the number of voluntary collecting agencies operating in Scotland with the object of sending comforts and parcels to His Majesty's Forces; and whether he will take steps to require such organisations to publish their on cost charges in rent, wages, etc., and the value of the goods forwarded to the Forces?

Mr. Colville

It is proposed to introduce at an early date a Bill on similar lines to those of the War Charities Act of 1916 with the object of establishing control over all appeals to the public on behalf of war charities.

Mr. Leonard

Can the right hon. Gentleman say when he will have the Bill?

Mr. Colville

In the course of next week.

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