HC Deb 12 July 1984 vol 63 c670W
Mr. Canavan

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will estimate the amount of tax relief claimed by bogus charities.

Mr. Moore

Tax relief is given to charities only if their income is applied solely to charitable purposes. In England and Wales charities, unless excepted by the Charities Act 1960, have to be registered by the Charity Commissioners.