On 24th and 25th April 2009 amid protests by organisations which promote LGBT rights, a conference was held

at the Emmanuel Centre in London with the title “Sex and the City : Redeeming sex today”. The agenda included “Theraputic approaches to Same Sex Attraction” and the three invited speakers are all on record as promoting a ‘gay cure’. The conference flier shows that the event was co-sponsored by CARE and Anglican Mainstream : http://www.scribd.com/doc/82387909?secret_password=42aa6ui9n9842hs9u3v Christian Action Research and Education (CARE) is a registered charity. Its Educational Leadership Programme seeks to place interns with influential Christians in public life, to gain experience. Since the conference in April 2009, 20 MPs (two of whom are no longer in the House) have declared in the Register of Members’ Financial Interests that they accepted material support from CARE in the form of an intern paid for by the charity. The MPs represent all three major parties and include Tim Farron MP, now President of the Liberal Democrats, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP (Conservative), now Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and a number of Labour MPs including David Lammy. http://www.scribd.com/doc/82380030/List-of-MPs-Who-Have-Received-an-InternFrom-CARE-Since-22-April-2009?secret_password=24crch87sh67fhrvh30j There is absolutely no suggestion that any of these MPs have breached parliamentary rules or regulations. Each of them has declared receipt of material support from CARE in the form of an intern paid for by the charity under its Educational Leadership Programme. Nor is there any suggestion that any of these MPs condone the views or activities of CARE or the content of the conference that it co-sponsored. However, I am sure many people would be concerned that an organisation that has apparently co-sponsored a ‘gay cure’ event is, under the current regulations, able to offer material support to MPs by funding interns to work within their offices. Please consider adding your name to this online petition, calling on the Speaker of the House of Commons to fully investigate this matter: http://www.change.org/petitions/the-speaker-of-the-house-of-commons-reviewregulations-relating-to-the-provision-of-material-support-to-mps Please do forward this link onto anyone else you think may be interested. Many thanks,

Phillip Dawson

Schedule of Entries in the Register of Members' Financial Interests Identifying Receipt of Material Support in the form of an intern provided by the Christian charity, CARE from 22/04/09 to 30/01/12 http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm/cmregmem.htm Date of Entry in Register of Members' Financial Interests 30/01/2012 13/01/2012 13/12/2011 29/11/2011 16/11/2011 31/10/2011 17/10/2011 28/09/2011 30/08/2011 19/07/2011 06/07/2011 20/06/2011 06/06/2011 16/05/2011 03/05/2011 18/04/2011 28/03/2011 14/03/2011 28/02/2011 07/02/2011 24/01/2011 10/01/2011 20/12/2010 06/12/2010 22/11/2010 08/11/2010 25/10/2010 06/09/2010 12/04/2010 24/03/2010 10/03/2010 24/02/2010 03/02/2010 06/01/2010 10/12/2009 25/11/2009 11/11/2009 28/10/2009 14/10/2009 02/09/2009 21/07/2009 08/07/2009 24/06/2009 10/06/2009 20/05/2009 X X X X 06/05/2009 X X X X 22/04/2009 X X X X

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