HL Deb 11 December 1980 vol 415 c864WA
Lord Vaizey

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether any special qualification is expected of candidates for the post of principal charity commissioner should it fall vacant.

Lord Belstead

Schedule 1 to the Charities Act 1960, which provides that there shall be a chief charity commissioner and two other commissioners, requires at least two of these to be barristers or solicitors. All the commissioners are at present so qualified. No other qualification is statutorily required. The Home Secretary will appoint as commissioners those who appear to him to be best fitted to carry out their functions.