House of Lords appoints Select Committee on Charities

The House of Lords has appointed a Select Committee on charities, with Baroness Pitkeathley as chair.

The ad hoc committee has been tasked with considering issues related to sustaining the charity sector, and the challenges of charity governance.

The Select Committee on Charities is comprised of Baroness Barker (Liberal Democrat), Lord Bichard (crossbench), Lord Chadlington (Conservative), Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour), Baroness Gale (Labour), Lord Harries of Pentregarth (crossbench), Baroness Jenkin of Kennington (Conservative), Lord Lupton (Conservative), Lord Rooker (Labour), Baroness Scott of Needham Market (Lib Dem), and Baroness Stedman-Scott (Conservative).

The committee will publish its call for evidence in due course, setting out the specific areas it will investigate. The committee is required to report to the House by 31 March 2017.

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