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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cathedrals: Music more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what duty does (a) the Church of England and (b) cathedrals and abbeys have to cathedral choristers with long-term medical conditions under disability discrimination legislation; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
unstar this property uin 205855 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England comprises a large number of legally separate institutions, which includes Cathedrals, Parochial Church Councils and Diocesan Boards of Finance. Each Cathedral, as an independent legal entity, is required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”) and so has a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled persons in accordance with the requirements of the Act. This duty applies in relation to a Cathedral chorister who has a disability for the purposes the Act (whether or not the disability is due to a long-term medical condition). However, there is no separate legal duty placed on cathedrals in relation to child choristers as a specific group.</p><p> </p><p>A cathedral has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable all persons with a disability to have physical access to the cathedral. As the Act does not override other legislation, such as listed building or planning legislation, the Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division has produced a guidance note for cathedrals which specifically addresses this issue: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.churchcare.co.uk%2Fimages%2Faccess_and_disabled_people.pdF&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C7f8f83476a3945a932d408d6770832c2%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636827274435002881&amp;sdata=7imeo07BtD%2FGlA%2FWyQvLQIpo0BL6cM%2FRwHm%2BKz6OYc0%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://www.churchcare.co.uk/images/access_and_disabled_people.pdF</a>. Common reasonable adjustments made by cathedrals include the removal of pews to allow greater flexibility of seating and use of space and the addition of ramps and/or the levelling of internal floors.</p><p> </p><p>The duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Act rests with individual cathedrals. What constitutes reasonable adjustment in the situation of choristers will depend on the nature of the particular disability and what may be considered to be reasonable in the circumstances. I understand that several cathedrals have successfully integrated choristers with disabilities into their choirs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:38:29.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:38:29.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
1037195
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners remove filter
star this property hansard heading Cathedrals: Music more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many cathedrals and abbeys (a) do and (b) do not appoint a head chorister. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
unstar this property uin 205856 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The operation and governance of cathedral choirs is not a matter for the Church Commissioners and no data on this is held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In Rochester Cathedral which is nearest to the Hon. Member’s constituency the cathedral has appointed Dean’s Choristers (two boys and two girls) to share the responsibility, the rationale for which is to enable a larger number of choristers to gain leadership experience. This is also the case at some but not all other cathedrals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T17:11:27.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T17:11:27.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading House of Lords: Reform more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what the policy of the Church of England is on reducing the membership of the House of Lords. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Kilmarnock and Loudoun more like this
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Alan Brown more like this
unstar this property uin 909694 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-20more like thismore than 2017-04-20
star this property answer text <p>In December the House of Lords passed a motion that its size ought to be reduced. The Bishop of Birmingham, who is Convenor of the Lords Spiritual, supported that motion and has since made a submission to the Committee set up by the Lord Speaker to look at options for reducing the size. Its report is awaited.</p><p>For many years now the public responses of the Church to proposals for Lords reform have highlighted the problem of the Second Chamber being too large and have called for action to address it.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2017-04-20T15:36:50.34Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-20T15:36:50.34Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alan Brown more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-03-28more like thismore than 2019-03-28
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Dams: Safety more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church of England has had with the mining sector on improving the safety of tailings dams after the collapse of Vale dam in Brazil. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Brentwood and Ongar more like this
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Alex Burghart more like this
unstar this property uin 238387 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-01more like thismore than 2019-04-01
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have been closely engaged in holding the mining company responsible for the collapse of the Vale dam in Brumadinho, Brazil to account. The Commissioners hosted a roundtable meeting with other investors and senior management from a number of the largest mining companies, at which it became clear that there was a major industry-wide issue with the safety and monitoring of these dams.</p><p>Following demands from the investor’s group, on the 19th March, the Chief Executive of BHP agreed to the need for “a common, international and independent body to oversee the integrity, construction and the operation of all dams and supported the call for increased transparency in tailings dams disclosure.” The Commissioners welcome the lead taken by BHP, and the investor’s group will continue to hold the mining sector to account.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-04-01T15:57:26.47Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-01T15:57:26.47Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alex Burghart more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners remove filter
star this property hansard heading Written Questions more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many parliamentary questions tabled to the Church Commissioners in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
unstar this property uin 200440 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>All written questions tabled to the Church Commissioners received a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:37:09.4238957Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:37:09.4238957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Churches more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what powers parochial church councils possess to convey (a) capital, (b) property and (c) other assets to a local community organisation or charity they are (i) seeking to assist and (ii) whose objections or plan they support. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
unstar this property uin 222327 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
star this property answer text <p>A Parochial Church Council is a statutory corporation established for the purpose, among other more specific functions, of &quot;co-operating with the minster in promoting in the parish the whole mission of the Church, pastoral, evangelistic, social and ecumenical”. The Parochial Church Council may properly convey money or property to another charity or community organisation if it considers that doing so would further this charitable purpose. A transfer of land would require the consent of the diocesan authority. No consent is required for a transfer of money or other property.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-01-30T12:01:19.143Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T12:01:19.143Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew George more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Churches more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many and which parochial church councils (a) have and (b) have not registered their entitlement to the benefit of recovery of channel repair liability. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
unstar this property uin 222328 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
star this property answer text <p>Each Parochial Church Council is an independent charity and it is for them to individually determine whether or not to register chancel repair liabilities in accordance with their responsibilities set out by the Charity Commission. No central register is kept.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-01-30T12:02:20.22Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T12:02:20.22Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew George more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-27more like thismore than 2015-01-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners remove filter
star this property hansard heading Churches more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many court cases have been brought by parochial church councils to recover channel repair liability since the Aston Cantlow judgement by the House of Lords in 2003. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
unstar this property uin 222329 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-30more like thismore than 2015-01-30
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners are not aware of any litigation by Parochial Church Councils relating to chancel repair liability since the Aston Cantlow case.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-01-30T12:03:31.173Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-30T12:03:31.173Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew George more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-02-03more like thismore than 2015-02-03
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Churches: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2015 to Question 222329, how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful claims have been made by parochial church councils in court against lay rectors for recovery of chancel repair liability from 1 January 1985; and what amount was recovered. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency St Ives more like this
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Andrew George more like this
unstar this property uin 223121 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
star this property answer text <p>I refer to the answer I gave to <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-01-27/222328/" target="_blank">Written Question 222328</a>. Each Parochial Church Council is an independent legal entity and no central record is kept relating to the number of claims made against lay rectors for the recovery of chancel repair liability as this is dealt with at a local parish level. The Church Commissioners are only aware of the case where the Parochial Church Council of Aston Cantlow and Wilmcote with Billesley was awarded £187,000 plus VAT.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2015-02-09T15:57:41.957Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-09T15:57:41.957Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew George more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
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Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Homelessness more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle homelessness. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
unstar this property uin 909352 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>The General Synod of the Church of England will discuss homelessness at its February meeting this week.</p><p>The Church of England is engaged at diocesan and parish level with initiatives such as night shelters, providing food and clothing to people who are homeless. These initiatives are best managed and operated at a local level so that they can best react to the local needs. Good examples of long running projects can be seen in the Manchester, Newcastle and Leeds Dioceses.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T11:32:36.31Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T11:32:36.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this