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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
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Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport remove filter
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unstar this property answering dept short name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Digital, Culture, Media and Sport more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Charities: Lobbying more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public funds are used to support charities which lobby government departments; and if so, to what purpose. more like this
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Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this
star this property uin HL11227 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-15more like thismore than 2018-11-15
star this property answer text <p>The Government's Grant Standards include a requirement for grant agreements to provide a clear description of how funding should be spent which precludes the use of government funding for paid for lobbying, where lobbying is not a requirement of the grant.</p><p> </p><p>Providing feedback to a department on a funded programme, or responding to public consultations, where the topic is relevant to the objectives of the grant scheme, for example, would be permitted, as described in the guidance which supports the Grant Standards.</p><p> </p><p>Grant Standards do not restrict how charities spend their non-government funding.</p><p> </p><p>This ensures public funds are used as intended and protects charities independence, freedom of speech and their ability to contribute their expertise to policy development.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Ashton of Hyde more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Alton of Liverpool more like this