Letter to the Parliamentary Commissioner
for Standards from Mr Simon Gillespie, Director of Operations,
You will be aware of the publicity surrounding the
so-called William Hague Foundation and Mr Hague's declaration
of donations to this Foundation in the Register of Members' Interests.
The Charity Commission have been in contact with Mr Hague's office
and they have confirmed both verbally and in writing that the
William Hague Foundation was never established as a charity.
Our assessment is that there is not a regulatory
issue here for the Commission, although of course it may be an
issue in your area of responsibility. Please do not hesitate to
contact me if you would find any advice or information on Charity
Law and Charity Regulation helpful.
14 February 2001