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star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Clergy: Carers 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 women in ministry are being supported with eldercare and parental care. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>All ministers on common tenure – whether women or men - have the right to request time off work or adjustments to be made to the duties of their office in order to care for a dependant. As clergy office holders do not have defined hours of work, they already have greater flexibility than most employees over how they carry out their duties, which can often enable them to carry out their duties whilst caring for dependants without the need to request time off or adjustments.</p><p>As office holders, clergy are responsible for arranging their own cover while they are absent for any reason, (although the area dean or a member of the Bishop’s staff may assist clergy to arrange such cover where necessary). Support for caring for dependants and assistance with cover is not provided for centrally, as arrangements for this are best made locally – whether within the parish, or arranged with the assistance of the area dean or archdeacon. The Church Commissioners do not, therefore, have details of the level of support provided locally.</p><p>Women clergy are also supported at diocesan level by Deans of Women’s Ministry whose role is to promote the full inclusion of women in their diocese at every level of church life. As well as supporting female clergy with caring responsibilities, they are advocates for the ministry of women clergy in the diocese, listen to ordained women, identify the gifts, skills and potential among women clergy, and encourage these to be developed, used and fulfilled.</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 2018-11-05T16:54:58.84Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T16:54:58.84Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
999694
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-01more like thismore than 2018-11-01
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Clergy: Carers more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether women in ministry with caring responsibilities are in receipt of their full stipend. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency York Central more like this
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Rachael Maskell more like this
star this property uin 187076 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 2018-11-05more like thismore than 2018-11-05
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners do not have details of how many clergy have asked for time off or adjustments, or the level of support for caring for dependants and assistance with cover, as arrangements for this are best made locally – whether within the parish, or arranged with the assistance of the area dean or archdeacon.</p><p>Since office holders do not report on the number or arrangement of the hours they work in performance of their duties of office, it is not known how many clergy women (and men) take advantage of this flexibility to care for their dependants whilst holding full time offices and receiving full stipend.</p><p>All clergy (women and men) holding office on Common Tenure have a legal right to make a formal request for time off, or for adjustments to their duties of office, to care for a dependant. The latest statistics show that there were 330 women and 310 men in part-time stipendiary clergy roles at the end of 2017. It is likely that a full time stipendiary office holder who makes a request for their duties of office to be permanently adjusted to part-time in order to care for a dependant would receive a corresponding reduction in stipend. The decision as to whether an office holder receives full stipend during any formally requested time off to care for a dependant is made by the bishop on a case by case basis. The Bishop may grant special leave (usually on compassionate grounds)during which office holders usually receive their full stipend.</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 2018-11-05T16:55:56.783Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-05T16:55:56.783Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rachael Maskell more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-24more like thismore than 2016-11-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Clergy: Females more like this
star this property house id 1 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, whether a Bishop of London has ordained a woman as a priest. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
star this property uin 54893 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-28more like thismore than 2016-11-28
star this property answer text <p>It has long been the practice of the Diocese of London for the Bishop to ordain all deacons, male and female, with Area Bishops ordaining priests in their local community.</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 2016-11-28T16:22:05.57Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-28T16:22:05.57Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-11-25more like thismore than 2016-11-25
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Bishop of London more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will make it their policy that the next nominee for the Bishop of London will ordain both women and men as priests. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worthing West more like this
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Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
star this property uin 54965 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-29more like thismore than 2016-11-29
star this property answer text <p>The nomination to the See of London is a matter for the Crown Nominations Commission rather than the Church Commissioners. Nominations to episcopal sees are made within the context of the House of Bishops’ Declaration on Ministry of Bishops and Priests, which expressly recognises that those who, on grounds of theological conviction, are unable to receive the ministry of women bishops and priests continue to be within the spectrum and teaching and tradition of the Anglican Communion, and affirms the importance of there continuing to be bishops within the Church of England to enable ministry to be provided to such persons. However, as part of the usual consultation process for nominations to diocesan sees, anyone wishing to comment on the needs of the vacant diocese or the wider church is invited to write to the Prime Minister’s Appointments Secretary and the Archbishops’ Secretary for Appointments. Any such submissions will inform the Commission’s work.</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 2016-11-29T16:46:12.52Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-29T16:46:12.52Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Peter Bottomley more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Credit Unions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many credit unions have approached churches or church organisations as a result of the Archbishop of Canterbury's #TOYOURCREDIT initiative. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worcester more like this
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Mr Robin Walker more like this
star this property uin 38145 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>Churches across England have responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to support credit unions and other forms of responsible credit and savings. At least 31 out of 40 dioceses have been actively involved in supporting over 50 credit unions in various ways, such as:</p><ul><li>promoting the local credit union in their congregation and wider community</li><li>recruiting credit union volunteers</li><li>hosting training sessions</li><li>opening church premises as credit union access points</li><li>encouraging payroll savings schemes among local employers</li><li>helping to set up school savings clubs</li></ul><p> </p><p>Through the Church Credit Champions Network, one of the core initiatives of the Archbishop’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings, the pilot scheme has engaged over 350 churches in London and Liverpool alone and trained more than 260 Credit Champions to date. Other creative diocesan responses include the Murston Community Bank in Canterbury diocese, Lichfield’s Funeral Project, Southwell &amp; Nottingham’s 100x100 scheme are all designed to raise local awareness of credit unions.</p><p> </p><p>The other core initiative, the LifeSavers programme, is working with eight credit unions across the country to set up savings clubs in primary schools, alongside an integrated programme of financial education. Following a successful pilot, the programme is being rolled out to 120 church and non-church primary schools over the next three academic years with financial support from Virgin Money. Additional funding from Government will help extend the coverage to many more primary schools through a dedicated LifeSavers website.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden remove filter
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-05-26T15:51:08.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T15:51:08.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-27more like thismore than 2018-03-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to news release Church of England’s National Investing Bodies launch policy on investing in Extractive Industries, published by the Church of England in November 2017, what steps the Church Commissioners have taken to promote ethical investment policies in respect of the extractive industries to other faiths. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 134371 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-29more like thismore than 2018-03-29
star this property answer text <p>The Extractive Industries Policy of the National Investing Bodies of the Church of England was launched in November 2017. During the development of the policy, we sought views from both faith and non-faith organisations. Since the policy launch, the Church Commissioners have discussed our new approach with various faith and non-faith organisations and are due to present the policy to the Church Investors Group in the coming months.</p><p>A number of the areas of the policy require engagement with extractive industry companies. Our approach has been to seek input and collaboration with other faith investors. We have also shared the policy and outlined approach widely within different faith networks. The Commissioners will continue to seek opportunities to work collaboratively with faith and non-faith investors on this issue of particular ethical importance.</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 2018-03-29T10:24:26.353Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-29T10:24:26.353Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-22more like thismore than 2018-01-22
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Fracking more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Meriden representing the Church Commissioners what the policy of the Church of England is on fracking on land owned by the Church of England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Lancashire more like this
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Rosie Cooper more like this
star this property uin 123905 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 2018-01-25more like thismore than 2018-01-25
star this property answer text <p>All oil and gas deposits in the UK are owned by the Crown. There are no plans for the Church Commissioners to use its land or mineral rights for the purpose of fracking.</p><p>As a policy, The Church Commissioners do not seek applications for seismic drilling/exploration and fracking. Allowing seismic testing/exploratory drilling does not imply approval of fracking, litigation risks arise for landowners should they wish to oppose a request to carry out geophysical surveys on their land. The Church Commissioners seek to minimise this risk.</p><p>The Church Commissioners are responsible landowners and landlords and we seek to protect both our interests and those of our tenants. The Church does not have an official position on fracking and recognises it’s a controversial and evolving issue and people within the church hold a range of views. The Church of England issued a Briefing Paper on Shale Gas and Fracking in December 2016 which can be found here: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/shale-gas-and-fracking.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2017-11/shale-gas-and-fracking.pdf </a><br></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 2018-01-25T09:28:11.153Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-25T09:28:11.153Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rosie Cooper more like this
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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
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling 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 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 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-03-06more like thismore than 2018-03-06
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Jerusalem 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 discussions the Church of England has had with the leaders of other Christian Churches on the closure of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. 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 904236 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-03-08more like thismore than 2018-03-08
star this property answer text <p>The Church of the Holy Sepulchre has reopened following three days of closure which left pilgrims and visitors praying in the square outside. The dispute was over a new tax policy and proposed land expropriation law.</p><p>Officials from Church House and staff at Lambeth Palace were in regular contact with the Heads of Churches Group in the City of Jerusalem through Archbishop Suheil the Anglican Archbishop of Jerusalem as the events unfolded. On the 5<sup>th</sup> of March, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster wrote a joint letter to the Israeli Ambassador in the UK, to say that both Churches believed “the measures being pressed in Jerusalem and in the Knesset, were a clear and evident threat to the status quo and that this risked undermining prospects for peaceful coexistence between communities, at a time of already heightened tensions.” Specifically, that, “the new policy would cause serious damage to the Christian presence in Jerusalem, to Christian families, and to the Christian institutions, including hospitals and schools, which serve many of the poorest people, regardless of their background.”</p><p>The Church of England and the Roman Catholic Bishops Conference in England and Wales will continue to work closely together on issues relating to Israel and Palestine. Bishops from around the world make an annual joint visit to the Holy Land as part of the Holy Land Coordination Group. The Bishop of Southwark along with the Catholic Bishops will be hosting a meeting for all Members on the 15<sup>th</sup> May, 3-4pm in Committee Room 2A to discuss and feedback the findings of their visit.</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 2018-03-08T15:02:00.343Zmore like thismore than 2018-03-08T15:02:00.343Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-12-19more like thismore than 2017-12-19
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Church Commissioners more like this
star 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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Church Commissioners: Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many and what proportion of the Church Commissioners' Answers to Written Parliamentary Questions in the 2017-18 Session to date have referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Vale of Clwyd more like this
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Chris Ruane more like this
star this property uin 120313 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>In the 2017-18 Session, to date, no answer given by the Church Commissioners has referred to the information requested not being (a) collected or (b) collated centrally.</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 2017-12-21T09:55:38.077Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T09:55:38.077Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chris Ruane more like this