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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 support the Church Commissioners receive from Her Majesty's Government to enable them to maintain (a) redundant and (b) under-utilised churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195134 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners receive no direct Government support for maintaining redundant or under-utilised churches.</p><p> </p><p>The Church Commissioners and DCMS provide financial support for the Churches Conservation Trust, which cares for redundant churches of special architectural significance, and for which no suitable alternative use can be found. The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2016, (which can be found here: <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738</a>) sets out the basis of Government funding from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2016 to 31<sup>st</sup> March 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-27T17:19:29.613Zmore like thisremove minimum value filter
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1015278
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 steps the Church of England is taking to tackle problem gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 907931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Church of England’s General Synod passed a unanimous motion calling on Government to reduce the stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.00. This is an issue on which bishops, most notably the Bishop of St Albans, have spoken frequently on and campaigned for. The Church has therefore welcomed the Government’s announcement of the reduction in stakes, and the decision to implement the change in April 2019, as well as the increase in Remote Gaming Duty. The Bishop of St Albans continues to spearhead the Church’s activity in this area and has recently raised in the House of Lords the high quantity of gambling advertisements, increases in child gambling, the voluntary levy paid by gambling firms, and the socio-economic cost to society of problem gambling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:15:50.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:15:50.55Z
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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 Eddie Hughes more like this
1016120
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Community Development more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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unstar 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 recent steps the Church of England has taken at parish level to support the needs of local communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 907925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>This year the Church of England surveyed its 16,000 parish churches about their involvement in social action and local community projects. Of the 13,000 churches that responded the survey revealed that 80% were involved in providing services for the benefit of their local communities, either standalone or in partnership with others. These 33,000 projects included debt counselling, lunch clubs, language classes, food banks, children’s clubs, community cafes, holiday and breakfast clubs and night shelters.</p><p>There are many good examples of work in the Rochester Diocese, 11 of the 12 Church of England churches within the Gillingham deanery (which covers the Gillingham and Rainham constituency) are involved in providing on average at least 4 different projects to support the wider local community.</p><p>The areas in which the churches in Gillingham deanery are engaging is as follows:</p><ul><li>10 churches provide or support a Foodbank</li><li>8 churches operate a parent/carer and toddler group</li><li>7 churches operate a night shelter or other homeless provision</li><li>6 churches provide pastoral provision for wider community through operating street pastors groups, counselling/support, tackling loneliness projects</li><li>5 churches operate Youth projects (for the wider community)</li><li>4 churches provide a Lunch club or drop in service.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Z
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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 Rehman Chishti more like this
1017355
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christ Church College more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to her oral contribution of 29 November, Official Report, what status the suspension of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, from his role as Dean of the Anglican cathedral has as a result of the complaint being an internal matter for the college and neither the Church Commissioners nor the wider Church of England has any role in that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 197459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church Oxford is a joint foundation comprising both College and Cathedral. The post of Dean being indivisible, the different aspects of his or her duties cannot be separated. Under the statutes of Christ Church, where a complaint is referred to a Tribunal, the Senior ex-Censor may choose to suspend the Dean from his or her duties without loss of salary.</p><p>The statutes of Christ Church Oxford may be read here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chch.ox.ac.uk%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FStatutesofChristChurchOxford.27.4.16.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7Cc460da4ba1d44ed1bf2108d6591c835f%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636794376331365011&amp;sdata=fnFtCHdfidpqBVelc9bCx0%2FbOMF2v%2BM5V93H0gq0b9s%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/StatutesofChristChurchOxford.27.4.16.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-12-05T11:38:33.08Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-05T11:38:33.08Z
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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 John Howell more like this
1020362
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and Christ Church College more like this
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unstar 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, what is the process for the legal separation of Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and the college of Christ Church. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 199380 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The institution of Christ Church was founded as both a cathedral of the Diocese of Oxford and as a college of the University in 1546. The Statutes then conferred were revised under the 1867 Christ Church (Oxford) Act and later modified by successive Commissions in 1882 and 1926, and by various Orders of Her Majesty in Council, with major revisions in 1963 and in 2011.</p><p> </p><p>An Act of Parliament or a Measure would be required to legally separate Christ Church Cathedral Oxford and the college of Christ Church. There is no move to legally separate College and Cathedral.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:52:19.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:52:19.96Z
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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 John Howell more like this
1020364
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star this property date less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christ Church College more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the employment rights of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, are the same as those of a Dean of a stand-alone Anglican cathedral. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 199381 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church Oxford is unique. The Dean of Christ Church is not subject to the same terms of service as deans of other cathedrals within the Church of England. The terms of service of the dean and the residentiary canons of the cathedral are set out in the Statues of Christ Church.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:52:51.813Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:52:51.813Z
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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 John Howell more like this
1022861
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star this property date less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christians against Poverty more like this
star this property house id 1 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 estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of contributions to churches helping run Christians Against Poverty Centres in the 2018-19 financial year. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency East Londonderry more like this
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Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
star this property uin 200571 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-13more like thismore than 2018-12-13
star this property answer text <p>Christians Against Poverty (CAP) is a charity independent of the Church of England. CAP run over 1,000 debt advice centres across the country supporting individuals and families in need. The work of CAP has recently been evaluated by the LSE and its report concluded that the benefit of CAP's work to society was over £31.5million per year, in return for an annual expenditure of £8.7 million.</p><p> </p><p>More information about the report can be found here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fcapuk.org%2Fconnect%2Fpolicy-and-government%2Fnever-just-a-number&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C34f7d4a8394741b18ed008d66111b7ea%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636803126060672730&amp;sdata=v4q25FzDvzbjizPT%2FuhLGbCUyvCLqMSJB5zXx8HFftM%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://capuk.org/connect/policy-and-government/never-just-a-number</a></p><p> </p><p>The parishes of the Church of England often partner with organisations such as Christians Against Poverty to provide a range of services to support their local communities. The Church of England recently surveyed its parishes and discovered that 80% of congregations are involved in one or more forms of social action. Data gathered from 13,000 churches shows that the biggest area of work is in food banks - with 60%, or nearly 8,000 churches - involved in either running or supporting food banks through volunteers, donations and providing venues.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2018-12-13T15:50:17.093Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-13T15:50:17.093Z
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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 Mr Gregory Campbell more like this
1037194
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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
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
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
star this property uin 205855 more like this
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star 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 remove filter
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
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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
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Cathedrals: Music more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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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
star this property uin 205856 more like this
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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 remove filter
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
1063842
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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
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Christianity: Oppression 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 humanitarian support the Church of England provides to people overseas that are persecuted for their Christian beliefs. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 222847 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-21more like thismore than 2019-02-21
star this property answer text <p>Anglican mission agencies work with and alongside Churches and partners across the Anglican Communion as they live out God’s mission in often hostile environments. This work is complemented by the web of diocesan companion links that twin Church of England dioceses with other parts of the Communion. These relationships are valuable instruments by which the Church of England provides practical support to those that are facing restriction and hostility as a result of their faith.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-02-21T11:37:35.687Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-21T11:37:35.687Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this