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Charities Act 2006

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Section 16: Application cy-près of gifts by donors unknown or disclaiming

65.This section, by amending section 14(4) of the 1993 Act, gives the Charity Commission the power to decide whether property is to be treated as belonging to donors who cannot be identified. Under the existing law only the court has that power.

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