HC Deb 14 July 1983 vol 45 cc403-4W
41. Mr. Yeo

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list his responsibilities in respect of charities.

Mr. Mellor

My right hon. and learned Friend is generally responsible for legislation concerning charities. Under the Charities Act 1960 he appoints the Charity Commissioners and presents their annual report to Parliament. He also has power under that Act to prescribe by regulations anything which may under that Act need to be prescribed and to give effect by an order made by statutory instrument to schemes for the administration of charities made in certain circumstances by the Charity Commissioners. The Home Secretary has no other responsibility for the affairs of individual charities.