MPs on the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee will question charity and fundraising leaders on 8 September as part of its inquiry into call centre fundraising.
Peter Lewis and Richard Taylor, Alistair McLean and Andrew Hind, Peter Hills-Jones and Paul Stallard, the chief executives and chairs respectively of the Institute of Fundraising, the Fundraising Standards Board and the Public Fundraising Association, will all give evidence to MPs on Tuesday, a statement from the committee said last night.
Mark Goldring, chief executive of Oxfam, Peter Wanless, chief executive of the NSPCC, Justin Forsyth, chief executive of Save the Children, and David Canavan, acting chief executive of the RSPCA, will also appear before MPs.
The committee has been receiving written evidence as part of its inquiry, which will look at areas including the practices used by call centres that raise funds for charity and their approach to vulnerable people, how charities came to adopt these methods, how they maintained proper governance over what was being done on their behalf, leadership and how charities' values are reflected in their activities.
The committee, which replaced the Public Administration Select Committee after this year’s election, is chaired by the former PASC chair Bernard Jenkin, the Conservative MP for Harwich and North Essex.
Jenkin said on ITV’s Good Morning Britain show in July that his committee would take evidence from charity leaders about what he said were "vile and disgusting" fundraising techniques
The announcement of the inquiry came after a series of negative articles in the Daily Mail newspaper about charity fundraising after a reporter went undercover at the agency GoGen, which has since closed.