HC Deb 05 June 2000 vol 351 c153W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the net change in each year since May 1997 in the number of forms issued by his Department which(a) charities and (b) other voluntary organisations are required to complete. [123945]

Mr. Straw

Charities and other voluntary organisations make an important contribution to many aspects of Home Office work. No central record is kept of all the Home Office's contacts with those bodies and the information sought could be collected only at disproportionate cost. The Home Office remains committed to modernising administration, including making greater use of electronic transfers and seeking to minimise the burdens on charities and voluntary organisations.