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Christian charity raises concerns over Lobbying Bill

Faith leaders are gathering outside Parliament today to campaign against the Government's Lobbying Bill. They claim the new proposals which include curbs on charity promotion will have a negative impact on the poor and vulnerable.

More than a hundred faith groups and charities now want it scrapped. Dan Hale from Catholic development charity Progressio told Premier's News Hour why he's against the current legislation.

A Cabinet Office spokesman told Premier: "These are important reforms to bring greater transparency and accountability to the political system.

"We have provided extra time before the House of Lords debates Part Two of the Bill, to allow for further discussion and consultation with campaigning groups, and we will be listening carefully to the views expressed in the Lords next week."

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