Grayling: government will act to stop ‘gross exploitation’ of elderly people following Olive Cooke case
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Grayling: government will act to stop ‘gross exploitation’ of elderly people following Olive Cooke case 1

28 May 2015 | Alice Sharman

The government will "bring forward measures to address issues in the charity sector" following the death of poppy seller Olive Cooke, leader of the House of Commons Chris Grayling has said.

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