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B1349 - Foreign Funding of Mosques Bill (Second Reading) watch

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    B1349 - Foreign Funding of Mosques Bill (Second Reading), TSR National Conservative Party
    Foreign Funding of Places of Worship Bill

    A BILL TO prevent foreign governments from funding the building or continued existence of places of worship within the United Kingdom

    BE IT ENACTED by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

    1) Definitions
    (a) The tax year refers to the period of time from April 6 to April 5.
    (b) “Place of worship” refers to a specially designed structure or consectrated space where individuals or a group of people such as a congregation come to perform acts of devotion, veneration, or religious study.

    2) Regulation
    (1) All legally registered places of worship within the United Kingdom must submit a formal report of all income, including sources of income from foreign governments, to HM Revenue & Customs once per tax year.
    (2) Upon review of these reports, any legally registered places of worship built and maintained within the United Kingdom with the help of money sourced from a foreign government is subject to immediate closure.

    3) Extent, commencement and short title
    (1) This Act shall come into effect immediately after receiving Royal Assent
    (2) This Act can be cited as the Foreign Funding of Places of Worship Act 2018
    (3) This Act shall extend to the entirety of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

    Notes
    This bill is needed to tackle the issue of places of worship being funded by foreign entities, in many cases, to promote and incite extremist ideology such as Jihad or Wahhabism in the UK.

    Changes for the 2nd reading
    Section 2 was changed to include all religious institutions being funded by foreign entities.
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    Thread title and heading is wrong.
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    Still no.
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    Surely the poor wording in this bill must be amended, due to the fact that it is far too vague and could be exploited.

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    built and maintained within the United Kingdom with the help of money sourced from a foreign government is subject to immediate closure
    Places of worship could exploit this by stating that foreign government money is not used to "maintain" or was to "build" the place of worship.

    A nay from me.
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    Nay. Especially since you're still persisting with the bill despite your own sources telling us there's a lack of information on the topic.
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    (Original post by mr T 999)
    Thread title and heading is wrong.
    You can edit the contents of a bill between readings, but not the name. That would require this to be a new bill.
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    Surely this could target innocent churches which have links to foreign countries. It was an aye at 1st reading but it's now a nay
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    Nay. Any place of worship, like any organisation, really, should have to economic freedom to be able to choose their money sources.

    Also, this bill fails to do anything about the thousands of places of worship that'll be shut down if this were to be enacted. The government isn't offering to replace their sources of money – that'd be ridiculous. But to shut down so many places at once?? What'll happen to them?
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    This remains contrary to the concept of freedom of religion, it might be less discriminatory now but it is still an OTT way of dealing with a genuine issue.
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    I'm happier with this. Still think closure is a bit harsh if the religious institution can exist without foreign funding. And I believe that for the purposes of this act, it should be made clear whether the Vatican is recognised as a foreign government.
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