The MP who tabled a motion calling for more policing of bogus charity bag collectors has secured a debate in Parliament on the subject next month.
Tracey Crouch, Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford, who tabled the early day motion, said the debate would take place on 13 October.
She told Third Sector that she hoped the debate would raise the issue higher up the ministerial agenda and that it would eventually result in bogus charity collections being taken more seriously as a crime.
"This is an issue that is incredibly important and has not yet been properly addressed," she said.
A number of charities have been in touch with her since she tabled the motion, she said, thanking her for raising the issue in Parliament. These included Breast Cancer Care, she said, which had been targeted by bogus charity collectors, and Age UK.
Crouch’s motion has been signed by 22 MPs.