Evidence

Report 2 evidence

The evidence below was submitted verbally and in writing from organisations around the country during the Bill’s six week pause in November and December 2013, and formed the basis of the Commission’s second report. It is included here for full transparency.

Lord Wallace of Saltaire Letter from Wallace cover image
Letter to the Quakers from Andrew Lansley MP Letter from Lansley cover image
Letter to Lord Wallace of Saltaire and Andrew Lansley from the Quakers Quakers letter cover image
Submission to the Bill team from the British Youth Council Letter from BYC cover image
Jewish Leadership Council – Letter to Political Constitutional Reform Committee Jewish Leadership Council cover image

Evidence from the Charity and Electoral Commissions relating to charity exemption

Charity Commission – statement on charity exemption Charity Commission cover image
Electoral Commission – Lords Q and A briefing (Dec 6th) Electoral Commission cover image

Written evidence from NGOs

The Association of Charitable Foundations ACF evidence cover image
Alice Through the Broken Glass ACF evidence cover image
Children England Children England evidence cover image
Countryside Alliance Countryside Alliance evidence cover image
The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) CPRE evidence cover image
Democracy Matters Democracy Matters evidence cover image
Freedom Association Freedom Association evidence cover image
Friends of the Earth Northern Ireland FOE NI evidence cover image
Guide Dogs Guide Dogs evidence cover image
Hope not Hate Hope not Hate evidence cover image
Mencap Mencap evidence cover image
National Pensioners Convention NPC evidence cover image
National Secular Society and Christian Institute joint submission NPC evidence cover image
National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) NAVCA evidence cover image
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) NCVO evidence cover image
Oxfam Oxfam evidence cover image
Oxfam – Examples of campaigns Oxfam examples evidence cover image
RSPB RSPB evidence cover image
Shelter Shelter evidence cover image

Evidence given verbally by organisations in

London, on the 25th November 2013
Belfast, on the 25th November 2013
Edinburgh, on the 26th November 2013
Cardiff, on the 27th November 2013

London evidence session
November 25th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Big Brother Watch
  • British Youth Council / UKYP
  • The Board of Deputies of British Jews
  • Bond
  • Children England
  • Freedom Association
  • Friends of the Earth
  • League Against Cruel Sports
  • National Pensioners Convention
  • NCVO
  • NFWI
  • Quakers
  • RSPB
  • Unlock Democracy

London evidence cover image
Scotland evidence session
November 26th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • 38 Degrees
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Oxfam Scotland
  • NIDOS
  • RSPB Scotland
  • Electoral Reform Society
  • Edinburgh University Students’ Association
  • SCVO Scottish Glasgow

Scotland evidence cover image
Wales evidence session
November 26th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Electoral Reform Society
  • WCVA
  • Disability Wales
  • Community Housing Cymru
  • Friends of the Earth Wales
  • Commission on Civil Society
  • Chwarae Teg and Fair Play
  • NUS
  • Guide Dogs Cymru
  • Community Housing Cymru
  • NUS, Wales
  • ACEVO
  • National Federation of Women’s Institute, Wales
  • National Pensioners Convention

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Report 1 evidence

The evidence below was submitted verbally and in writing from organisations and individuals around the country throughout the course of October 2013. It informed the Commission’s first report.

The Electoral Commission
Letter to Lord Harries, Chair of the Commission
October 17th, 2013
Electoral Commission evidence cover image
National Federation of Women’s Institutes
Letter to the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee
NFWI evidence cover image

Evidence given in writing to the Commission

Action Aid Action Aid evidence cover image
Age UK Age UK evidence cover image
Christian Institute Christian Institute evidence cover image
Citizens UK Citizens UK evidence cover image
Countryside Alliance Countryside Alliance evidence cover image
Council for Wales of Voluntary Services (CWVYS) CWVYS evidence cover image
Electoral Reform Society Electoral Reform Society evidence cover image
HOPE not hate HOPE not hate evidence cover image
National Secular Society National Secular Society evidence cover image
Oxfam Oxfam evidence cover image
Oxfam case studies Oxfam case studies evidence cover image
Quakers in Britain Quakers evidence cover image
Queen Margaret University Students’ Union QMU evidence cover image
Redlingfield Parish Council Redlingfield evidence cover image
Scope Scope evidence cover image
Sheila McKechnie Foundation SMK Foundation evidence cover image
The Church of Scotland Church of Scotland evidence cover image
The Royal British Legion Legion evidence cover image
The Woodland Trust Legion evidence cover image
Unlock Democracy Legion evidence cover image
VSO VSO evidence cover image

Evidence given verbally by organisations in

London, on October 18th 2013
Belfast, on October 17th 2013
Edinburgh, on October 15th 2013
Cardiff, on October 15th 2013

London evidence session
October 17th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Electoral Reform Society
  • Unlock Democracy
  • Citizens UK
  • Bond
  • Oxfam
  • Friends of the Earth
  • National Pensioners Convention

London evidence cover image
Belfast evidence session
October 17th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Amnesty International NI
  • Charities Aid Foundation
  • Children in Northern Ireland
  • Community Foundation NI
  • Ecumenical Alliance
  • Friends of the Earth NI
  • Macmillan Cancer NI
  • NICVA
  • Northern Ireland Council for Ethnic Minorities
  • Northern Ireland Women’s European Platform
  • NUS-USI
  • Open College Network
  • RSPB NI
  • Save the Children NI

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Edinburgh evidence session
October 15th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Edinburgh University Students’ Association
  • Electoral Reform Society Scotland
  • MND Scotland
  • Muslim Council of Scotland
  • NUS Scotland
  • Queen Margaret University Students’ Association
  • RSPB (Scotland)
  • Scottish Refugee Council
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust
  • The Church of Scotland

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Cardiff evidence session
October 15th, 2013

Organisations in attendance:

  • Children in Wales
  • Christian Aid Wales
  • Chwarae Teg
  • Electoral Reform Society Cymru
  • Friends of the Earth Cymru
  • NUS Wales
  • Oxfam Cymru
  • Shelter Cymru
  • WCVA

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Evidence given verbally in the Houses of Parliament on October 14th 2013

Graham Allen MP
Chair of the Political and Constitutional Reform Select Committee
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Graham Allen evidence cover image
Caroline Slocock
The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Caroline Slocock evidence cover image
Ros Baston
Formerly lead expert at Electoral Commission on party and election finance
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Ros Baston evidence cover image
Hywel Francis MP
Chair of the Joint Committee on Human Rights
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Hywel Francis evidence cover image
Angela Eagle MP
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Angela Eagle evidence cover image
Mr Tom Burke CBE
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Tom Burke evidence cover image
Lord Tyler CBE
Committee Room 18
Houses of Parliament
October 14th 2013
Lord Tyler evidence cover image