HC Deb 17 January 2000 vol 342 cc290-1W
Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with ministers on proposals to amend charity law to enable charities in receipt of Section 64 grants to improve accountability of their use of public funds; and if he will make a statement. [104820]

Mr. Hutton

None. Government funding for voluntary organisations, including aspects of accountability, is however to be covered in a Code of Practice to underpin the "Compact on Relations between Government and the Voluntary and Community Sector in England". The Department is involved with the voluntary sector in the development of the Code and will encourage the application of its principles at local level.