HC Deb 10 February 1984 vol 53 c804W
Mr. Foulkes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to prohibit the registration as charities of paramilitary organisations; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Mellor

We have no plans to do so. An organisation may be registered as a charity only if its purposes are charitable at law. It is for the Charity Commission to decide whether or not an organisation qualifies for registration. Its decision is subject to review by the courts.