All 1 Lindsay Hoyle contributions to the Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Act 2017

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Tue 11th Oct 2016
Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill
Commons Chamber

2nd reading: House of Commons & Money resolution: House of Commons & Programme motion: House of Commons

Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill Debate

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Small Charitable Donations and Childcare Payments Bill

Lindsay Hoyle Excerpts
2nd reading: House of Commons & Money resolution: House of Commons & Programme motion: House of Commons
Tuesday 11th October 2016

(7 years, 8 months ago)

Commons Chamber
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Richard Graham Portrait Richard Graham (Gloucester) (Con)
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My hon. Friend is making a series of good points about the impact that the Bill could have on small charities. He has mentioned several in Southend, and I suspect that all of us could mention others in our own constituencies. Is he aware that the inability to reclaim through texts is a possible issue for some of those charities, and does he think that the Minister should reflect on that when winding up the debate? May I also ask what he thinks might be the impact on charities such as scouts groups that sometimes, for example, raise funds using buckets outside supermarkets. Under the new provisions, I think that they will be able to—

Lindsay Hoyle Portrait Mr Deputy Speaker (Mr Lindsay Hoyle)
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Order. I know that the hon. Gentleman is doing a Whip’s job, and I do not mind that, but what we cannot have is the making of speeches rather than interventions. I want to try to help everyone, but I cannot allow myself and the Chamber to be tested by a speech rather than an intervention.

James Duddridge Portrait James Duddridge
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Thank you, Mr Deputy Speaker, My hon. Friend suffers from having far too many ideas, and I look forward to—

Lindsay Hoyle Portrait Mr Deputy Speaker
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Order. It might help if we heard them over a period rather than all in one go. That would help the hon. Gentleman, and it would help me.

James Duddridge Portrait James Duddridge
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I am sorry, Mr Deputy Speaker. I in no way meant to challenge your ruling, but I did want to deal with the issue of SMS messages. I have absolute confidence in these two excellent Ministers, and I look forward to what will be said today. I shall go into a fair amount of detail about different payment methods later, but at this juncture, suffice it to say that SMS messages are absolutely right for this purpose. As many people have pointed out, people do not necessarily want to give all their details. There is also a demographic issue. My mother-in-law would be very happy to text a £5 donation, but if you ask her to use a smart phone or contactless payments, she thinks you are speaking a different language. It is discriminatory not to enable her to donate by text.

As for the point about the scouting movement—my eldest is going up to the scouts, and they collect—I understand that it will be included, but I hope that the specialists on the Front Bench will clarify the position. Earlier in the debate the changes involving buildings were welcomed. It will still be possible to collect money outside a building rather than inside.