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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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: Blackburn more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which non-redundant Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn (a) have and (b) do not have food bank collection points. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-08more like thismore than 2015-09-08
star this property answer text <p><br></p><p>The Diocese of Blackburn works closely with ‘Together Lancashire’, a church-linked social action network run by Church Urban Fund. According to ‘together Lancashire’ there are currently around 36 food banks in the diocese of Blackburn, of which 6 are Trussell Trust foodbanks (Blacburn, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Morecombe Bay, Skelmserdale and Ormskirk). These food banks handed out an estimated 35,000 food parcels in 2014.</p><p><br></p><p>Nearly all these initiatives are church-led (though not necessarily Church of England) projects. A directory and map of food banks in Lancashire (including the unitary authorities of Blackpool and Blackburn &amp; Darwen) is available at: <a href="http://www.cuf.org.uk/node/618257" target="_blank">http://www.cuf.org.uk/node/618257</a></p><p><br></p><p>Separately, a Church in Action survey of Church of England clergy, which was published in January 2015, included a series of questions about church support for food banks. 1,812 church leaders took part in the survey. Of the 39 responses from Blackburn diocese:</p><p><br></p><ul><ul><li><p>31 churches (80%) were involved in some way in supporting a local food bank</p></li><li><p>6 offered church premises for the food bank</p></li><li><p>11 were helping to manage a food bank</p></li><li><p>14 were providing volunteers</p></li><li><p>29 were collecting food</p></li></ul></ul><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-08T16:16:51.127Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-08T16:16:51.127Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
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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 Cemeteries more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England dioceses have published regulations on monuments on burial plots and inscriptions on gravestones; which dioceses (a) allow and (b) do not allow nicknames on gravestones; which dioceses allow monuments; which dioceses (i) allow and (ii) do not allow pictorial etchings on gravestones; and which dioceses (A) allow and (B) do not allow free-standing containers on burial plots. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-15more like thismore than 2015-09-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not held centrally, while there is central guidance available, each Diocese and Parish applies the regulations to their local circumstances. Without more specific information about which parish is being referred to in the question further comment is not further comment is not possible.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Our advice would be to contact the Diocesan Registrar for Blackburn will know how these regulations are applied locally. The Registrar can be contacted at the Diocesan Office:</p><p> </p><p>Church House, Cathedral Close, Blackburn, BB1 5AA</p><p> </p><p>You may also wish to refer to page 4 of the Diocesan guide to the churchyard regulations available at the following link. <br>This document gives the general advice for the Diocese of Blackburn.</p><p> </p><p><a href="http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/images/Information/Churchyard%20Regulations%202014.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.blackburn.anglican.org/images/Information/Churchyard%20Regulations%202014.pdf</a></p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-15T12:43:52.267Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-15T12:43:52.267Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 Churches: Blackburn more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn were subject to metal theft from rooves in (a) 2012, (b) 2013 and (c) 2014; and which such churches were redundant. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p>With regards to open churches the number of churches in the Blackburn Diocese which have suffered from metal theft can be found on the chart below. The chart shows the volume of claims have dropped dramatically since 2011 when the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was enforced there are still a small number of persistent gangs operating across the country who continue to damage and vandalise these local community assets. The total number of thefts does not tell the whole story as the cost to the individual parish which has suffered the damage is often considerable to repair, replace and take preventative steps against future thefts.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year Claim Made</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td><td>2014</td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td>Dicoese of Blackburn</td><td>73</td><td>27</td><td>14</td><td>13</td><td>127</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Churches listed below have registered 50 thefts in the specified period and are the worst effected, in addition to the list below 49 other churches have registered 77 claims in this period.</p><p><br></p><p> </p><p><strong>Listed</strong></p><p> </p><p>1 Lytham St Cuthbert – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>2 Colne St Bartholomew – Grade1</p><p> </p><p>3 Chorley St George – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>4 Chorley St Peter – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>5 Charnock Richard Christ Church – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>6 Cockerham St Michael – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>7 Hoole St Michael – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>8 Bamber Bridge St Saviour – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>9 Grimsargh St Michael – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>10 Walton-le-Dale St Leonard – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>11 Church Kirk St James – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>12 Accrington St John Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>13 Over Kellet St Cuthbert Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>14 Leyland St James Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>15 Mellor St Mary Grade II</p><p> </p><p>16 Douglas in Parbold Christ Church Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>17 Kirkham St Michael Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>18 Woodplumpton St Anne – Grade11*</p><p> </p><p>19 Chorley St Laurence – Grade 11 *</p><p> </p><p>20 Bolton le Sands Holy Trinity – Grade11*</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Unlisted</strong></p><p> </p><p>21 Blackburn St Luke with St Philip</p><p> </p><p>22 Layton St Mark</p><p> </p><p>23 Thornton le Fylde Christ Church</p><p> </p><p>24 Fleetwood St Nicholas</p><p>25 Little Thornton St John</p><p>Closed churches are the responsibility for the care and maintenance of a closed church rests with the Diocesan Board of Finance during the time that a use is being sought following closure. There are currently very few closed churches in the Diocese of Blackburn and we are not aware that there has been lead roof theft from any closed church in Blackburn Diocese in the years from 2012. We are aware of one earlier theft of lead from the roof of a former church building in the Great Harwood area of Accrington. This building has since been demolished and the site sold for residential development.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-09T13:10:26.763Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T13:10:26.763Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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: Blackburn more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of Blackburn have been subject to metal theft from roofs in each year since 2012; and which such churches were redundant churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>With regards to open churches the number of churches in the Blackburn Diocese which have suffered from metal theft can be found on the chart below. The chart shows the volume of claims have dropped dramatically since 2011 when the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was enforced there are still a small number of persistent gangs operating across the country who continue to damage and vandalise these local community assets. The total number of thefts does not tell the whole story as the cost to the individual parish which has suffered the damage is often considerable to repair, replace and take preventative steps against future thefts.</p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year Claim Made</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td><td>2014</td><td><p>Total</p></td></tr><tr><td>Dicoese of Blackburn</td><td>73</td><td>27</td><td>14</td><td>13</td><td>127</td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Churches listed below have registered 50 thefts in the specified period and are the worst effected, in addition to the list below 49 other churches have registered 77 claims in this period.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Listed</strong></p><p> </p><p>1 Lytham St Cuthbert – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>2 Colne St Bartholomew – Grade1</p><p> </p><p>3 Chorley St George – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>4 Chorley St Peter – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>5 Charnock Richard Christ Church – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>6 Cockerham St Michael – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>7 Hoole St Michael – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>8 Bamber Bridge St Saviour – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>9 Grimsargh St Michael – Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>10 Walton-le-Dale St Leonard – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>11 Church Kirk St James – Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>12 Accrington St John Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>13 Over Kellet St Cuthbert Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>14 Leyland St James Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>15 Mellor St Mary Grade II</p><p> </p><p>16 Douglas in Parbold Christ Church Grade 11</p><p> </p><p>17 Kirkham St Michael Grade 11*</p><p> </p><p>18 Woodplumpton St Anne – Grade11*</p><p> </p><p>19 Chorley St Laurence – Grade 11 *</p><p> </p><p>20 Bolton le Sands Holy Trinity – Grade11*</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Unlisted</strong></p><p> </p><p>21 Blackburn St Luke with St Philip</p><p> </p><p>22 Layton St Mark</p><p> </p><p>23 Thornton le Fylde Christ Church</p><p> </p><p>24 Fleetwood St Nicholas</p><p>25 Little Thornton St John</p><p>Closed churches are the responsibility for the care and maintenance of a closed church rests with the Diocesan Board of Finance during the time that a use is being sought following closure. There are currently very few closed churches in the Diocese of Blackburn and we are not aware that there has been lead roof theft from any closed church in Blackburn Diocese in the years from 2012. We are aware of one earlier theft of lead from the roof of a former church building in the Great Harwood area of Accrington. This building has since been demolished and the site sold for residential development.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-10T13:34:47.3Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T13:34:47.3Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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: North West more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Church of England churches in the Diocese of (a) Blackburn, (b) Manchester, (c) Liverpool and (d) Carlisle were sold in 2014; and how many such churches were sold to (i) other named protestant churches, (ii) named orthodox churches, (iii) other named Christian organisations, (iv) named non-Christian organisations, (v) organisations planning to use them for housing and (vi) organisations planning to use them for other named community uses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-09more like thismore than 2015-09-09
star this property answer text <p>From the records held centrally by the Church Commissioners, Closed Churches Division of the four dioceses mentioned only two closed churches were sold in 2014, both in the Diocese of Manchester, Primarily for use for nursery, playschool and other educational purposes, but not to named institutions. <br></p><p> </p><p>Very few Church of England church buildings are closed for regular public worship in any year and where such buildings are closed, the duty placed on the Diocese and the Church Commissioners is to seek a suitable use for the building.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014, in addition to the two closed church buildings mentioned above a further 14 closed Church of England buildings were sold and 3 leased across England: 5 for community purposes; 3 for use as a monument; 5 for residential use; and 4 for worship by other Christian bodies.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-09T15:23:15.307Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-09T15:23:15.307Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
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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 Floods: Blackburn more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which Anglican churches within the Diocese of Blackburn were damaged by flooding in December 2015; and what the extent of damage to each such church was. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answer text <p>Within the Diocese of Blackburn seven churches and churchyards, the diocesan retreat house at Whalley Abbey and three Church of England primary schools were damaged by floodwater. Many have also found that the boilers and heating systems have been damaged beyond repair and extensive programmes of works will need to be undertaken to both dry the buildings out and restore or replace furniture, carpets and school materials.</p><p>Reports of damage are still being registered across the Dioceses of Blackburn, Carlisle, Manchester, West Yorkshire and the Dales and York. To date 129 church properties have registered substantial damage from the December storms with our insurers, though I expect that figure to rise. The Cathedral and Church Buildings Council of the Church of England will be working with the dioceses to develop robust disaster management and recovery plans and flood adaptation measures for churches and other buildings.</p><p><strong>Within the Blackburn Diocese</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Parish Name / building</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Grade or * listing / Status</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Type of damage</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Michael’s on Wyre</p></td><td><p>Grade 1</p></td><td><p>Water damage and damage to the boiler</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Michael's, Much Hoole</p></td><td><p>Grade 2*</p></td><td><p>Water damage and damage to the boiler</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Mary the Virgin, Eccleston</p></td><td><p>Grade 2*</p></td><td><p>Water damage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Michael &amp; All Angels, Croston</p></td><td><p>Grade 2*</p></td><td><p>Severe water damage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St John the Evangelist, Lancaster (Incare of Churches Conservation Trust)</p></td><td><p>Grade 2*</p></td><td><p>Severe water damage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St John the Baptist, Tunstall</p></td><td><p>Grade 1</p></td><td><p>Damage to the boiler</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St Wilfrid's, Ribchester</p></td><td><p>Grade 1</p></td><td><p>Damage to the graveyard and loss of many burials and monuments</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whalley Abbey</p></td><td><p>Grade 1 and Scheduled Ancient Monument</p></td><td><p>Major water damage to the Abbey building</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Kirkland &amp; Catterall St. Helen's CofE School <br></p></td><td><p>Primary School</p></td><td><p>Severe water damage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>St. Michael's on Wyre C of E School</p></td><td><p>Primary School</p></td><td><p>Major water damage</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Whalley CofE School</p></td><td><p>Primary School</p></td><td><p>Basement flooded and water damage</p></td></tr></tbody></table>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-01-13T17:09:29.287Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-13T17:09:29.287Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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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 George Bell more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the settlement the Church Commissioners made to the complainant against George Bell was made directly in relation to allegations against Bell, or on the basis that a complaint made under a subsequent Bishop, was not handled in a way which would be expected today. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>A formal claim for compensation was submitted in April 2014 and was settled in the autumn of 2015. The settlement followed a thorough pre-litigation process during which investigations took place.</p><p>Following the settlement of the claim the Bishop of Chichester, the Rt Revd Martin Warner issued a formal apology. The statement can be read on the Church of England’s website at the following address: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2015/10/statement-on-the-rt-revd-george-bell-%281883-1958%29.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2015/10/statement-on-the-rt-revd-george-bell-%281883-1958%29.aspx</a></p><p>The statement from Bishop Warner went on to say that “the response from the Diocese of Chichester in 1995, when the survivor first came forward, fell a long way short, not just of what is expected now, but of what we now appreciate you should have had a right to expect then.&quot;</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-02-29T16:22:30.393Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:22:30.393Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
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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 Church of England: Peterborough more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners plan to dispose of land for residential development at (a) Paston Reserve and (b) Norwood in Gunthorpe, Peterborough; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-29more like thismore than 2015-06-29
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood. Both sites are allocated as residential urban extension sites in Peterborough City Council’s adopted Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Documents. It is the Commissioners’ intention, over the long term, to make these sites available to facilitate the delivery of housing and other infrastructure.</p><p> </p><p>Paston Reserve currently has planning permission for 1,050 houses, local facilities (including a primary school), open space and other infrastructure. Development of the first residential phase started on site in 2014, and comprises 87 houses. The first houses on site were sold by the developer, Keepmoat, in early 2015. Discussions in regard to a second phase of development are currently underway.</p><p>With respect to Norwood, the Commissioners worked with the local planning authority through the development plan process, which saw the site’s allocation for 2,300 new houses, and are committed to bringing forward the land for development. Pre-application work is currently being progressed with the other landowners across the site and initial discussions have been had with Peterborough City Council about the site’s delivery and potential timescales for an outline planning application.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-29T09:52:30.033Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-29T09:52:30.033Z
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star this property date less than 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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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 George Bell more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether any of the Estates Commissioners saw the charge sheet on which George Bell was found guilty of child abuse on the balance of probabilities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p>The language of “guilt” and “charge sheets” refers to criminal cases. The claim against Bishop Bell was a civil claim. The civil courts do not use charge sheets and as a result there has not been a charge sheet for the Estates Commissioners to see then or now.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:23:38.057Z
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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 Frank Field more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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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: Pay 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 average hourly earnings for their (a) female and (b) male (i) full-time and (ii) part-time employees was in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Delyn more like this
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Mr David Hanson more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The following information relates to employees of the Church of England's National Church Institutions (NCIs). Senior salaries, gender and race information are published each year in the annual reports of Archbishops’ Council, Pensions Board and Church Commissioners.</p><p>Women make up 55% of the total workforce and hold just over 40% of the roles at a senior level. Most roles fit into a pay banding structure which pays the same for equivalent jobs in each band. The equal pay draft regulations have just been published and the NCIs will be reporting in line with the requirements when they have been passed into law.</p><p> </p><p>Clergy officeholders, as distinct from employees, are paid a stipend rather than a salary. For information female and male Bishops in office receive the same level of stipend. All other clergy officeholder stipends are based on a national stipend benchmark which is set by post and is the same for female and male clergy in each diocese.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T17:07:28.667Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T17:07:28.667Z
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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 David Hanson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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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: Solar Power 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, what support she is providing to churches for the installation of PV panels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 2916 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England’s Church Buildings Division offers advice and support to churches across the country who are seeking to generate energy from their roof. While this may not be appropriate for all sites there are a growing number of listed church buildings, currently over 200, who have successfully managed to install solar panels. One of the best examples of the use of solar panels is the 10th century All Saints Church in Wing, Buckinghamshire which has installed solar panels on the nave and south aisle roofs. More detailed advice can be found at <a href="http://www.churchcare.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.churchcare.co.uk</a></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T13:12:53.407Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T13:12:53.407Z
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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 Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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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 more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Food Banks 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, what steps the Church of England is taking to support communities to the demand for Church-run food banks. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 901263 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>Following the 'Feeding Britain' report published by the Hon. member for Birkenhead and the Lord Bishop of Truro in December 2014 the Church has continued its monitoring of food bank usage and offering support for those who are in need of the emergency food services.</p><p> </p><p>81% of the 16,000 Church of England parishes are offering support to a food bank with two-thirds involved in running or operating a food bank,</p><p>76% of churches collect food for a local food bank,</p><p>39% provide volunteers,</p><p>29% help to manage one,</p><p>22% give out vouchers</p><p>14% offer the use of their premises.</p><p> </p><p>More information about the work of the Church of England and our involvement with foodbanks can be found in the following Church Urban Fund report: Church in Action</p><p><a href="http://www.cuf.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDFs/Research/Church-in-Action-2015_0.pdf" target="_blank">http://www.cuf.org.uk/sites/default/files/PDFs/Research/Church-in-Action-2015_0.pdf</a></p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-09-10T12:05:39.133Zmore like thismore than 2015-09-10T12:05:39.133Z
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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 Chi Onwurah more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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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 Church of England: Community Relations 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, what steps the Church of England is taking to ensure that its buildings are open for wider community use. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lincoln more like this
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Karl McCartney more like this
star this property uin 903466 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-04more like thismore than 2016-02-04
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division developed the open and sustainable churches initiative five years ago, and now 80% of churches provide a function beyond purely worship, with 54% of Anglican parishes running at least one organised activity to address social or community need. Churches are being used as citizen’s advice bureau, post offices, shops, night shelters and food banks. Two recent examples of local projects where the Church has opening its buildings for the wider community in the Lincoln Diocese include:</p><p>St Peter &amp; Paul Church, Algarkirk has been successful in getting through the first stage of HLF funding for a project to host a local heritage center, explaining the history of the area including an oral history project and fascinating details about this Grade I medieval church. The Parish Church has a collection of Victorian stained glass of national quality and furnishings by J.G. Grace who also furnished the Houses of Parliament.</p><p>All Saints Church, Winterton is a Grade 1 Medieval church which has been restored with new community facilities installed to make it more accessible with the help of HLF and other grants.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-02-04T13:51:38.607Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-04T13:51:38.607Z
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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 Karl McCartney more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-26more like thismore than 2015-10-26
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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: 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, what steps the Church Commissioners are taking to promote the use of credit unions in the work of the Church of England; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Harrow West more like this
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Gareth Thomas more like this
star this property uin 13505 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-28more like thismore than 2015-10-28
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England’s work in support of credit unionshas been led by the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings, chaired by Sir Hector Sants. Nationally, the Task Group has developed a number of strategic, church-led initiatives, including matching the resources of local churches with the diverse needs of local credit unions through the Church Credit Champions Network. To date, the pilot scheme has engaged over 200 churches, trained 150 Credit Champions and is on target to bring in 3,000+ new credit union members across London, Southwark and Liverpool dioceses, with plans to roll out to 30 more dioceses from next year.</p><p>The Church of England is also running the ‘LifeSavers’ programme which is piloting a holistic financial education programme linked to savings clubs in primary schools. This was trialled successfully in Church of England primary schools during 2015 and will be rolled out to a further 120 church and community schools from early 2016, helping to raise the profile of credit unions in these communities.</p><p>Locally, dioceses and churches are involved in a wide range of activities in support of credit unions, from running mass sign-ups and marketing campaigns and recruiting volunteers to the board of credit unions to hosting access points in church building and promoting payroll saving through links with local employers. According to a Church Urban Fund survey, 17% of Anglican parishes are actively involved in supporting credit unions in various ways. This activity has generated widespread coverage in national and local media, raising public awareness of credit unions. Further information is available on our dedicated website: <a href="http://www.toyourcredit.org.uk/" target="_blank">www.toyourcredit.org.uk</a></p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-10-28T12:03:33.913Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-28T12:03:33.913Z
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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 Gareth Thomas more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-11-27more like thismore than 2015-11-27
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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 Refugees: Syria 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, what steps each Anglican church in the Diocese of Blackburn is taking to assist Syrian refugees. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 18054 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-12-03more like thismore than 2015-12-03
star this property answer text <p>The Diocese of Blackburn is working alongside other dioceses of the Church of England and local faith communities to coordinate their response to assist Syrian refugees. Churches in the diocese have been advised of the type of assistance that can most usefully be offered, working in conjunction with local authorities and other faith communities.</p><p /> <p>The three bishops of the Diocese of Blackburn were amongst the signatories to the letter from Church of England bishops to the Prime Minister, which welcomed the commitment of the Government to provide aid and resettlement, while calling on it to resettle substantially more than 20,000, and made clear the Church’s commitment to help in that task.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-12-03T16:32:49.487Zmore like thismore than 2015-12-03T16:32:49.487Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-08more like thismore than 2016-01-08
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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 Floods: Blackburn 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, what steps Anglican congregations within the Diocese of Blackburn have taken to help people affected by flooding that took place over Christmas 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 21701 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-13more like thismore than 2016-01-13
star this property answer text <p>The Diocese of Blackburn has been coordinating with its local Gold Command support centre and with Churches Together. Within Preston the Diocese and local churches have set up an emergency centre at the railway station. An additional emergency centre was also set up in Morecambe alongside smaller centres supported by the Diocese in Ribchester and Walton le Dale. In St Michael’s on Wyre the church has also been offering support to the army who were deployed in the parish.</p><p>These centres have been an invaluable support to local communities as a central hub for information and support. In addition local communities have been providing hot food and warm clothing to those who have been flooded out and to relief workers. Churches Together in Lancashire have been coordinating a wider response amongst local denominations and this has enabled many local churches to respond quickly and in those places where their help is most needed.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-01-13T17:00:41.603Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-13T17:00:41.603Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
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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: LGBT People 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, what statistics the Church Commissioners collect on the number of LGBT men and women in the clergy. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ealing, Southall more like this
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Mr Virendra Sharma more like this
star this property uin 735 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 2015-06-08more like thismore than 2015-06-08
star this property answer text <p>The National Church Institutions of the Church of England do not maintain a record of the number of LGBT clergy.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-08T16:33:24.237Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-08T16:33:24.237Z
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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 Virendra Sharma more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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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: Land 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 hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent progress has been made on (a) residential development and (b) infrastructure planning on Church Commissioner land allocated as an urban extension by Peterborough City Council at (i) Paston Reserve and (ii) Norwood; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 21889 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-19more like thismore than 2016-01-19
star this property answer text <p>There are no further developments to report since the answer given by the Church Commissioners to question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2015-11-16/16388/" target="_blank">16388</a> on the 20 November 2015.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-01-19T09:25:23.403Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-19T09:25:23.403Z
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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 Stewart Jackson more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-06-17more like thismore than 2015-06-17
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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: Solar Power 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 hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what proposals the Church Commissioners have received to allow community energy generation using church roofs for solar panels. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
star this property uin 3028 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-22more like thismore than 2015-06-22
star this property answer text <p>The General Synod of the Church of England is committed to the whole Church reducing its carbon footprint. One strategy which is proving popular in local communities is for the Church to use solar installations on its roof to generate energy for the benefit of the surrounding community.</p><p>Examples where community generation is working well can be found in St John's Church, Old Trafford and St George's Church, Kemp Town, Brighton where both churches are part of an energy cooperative. The Church of England is committed to environmental action and finding creative solutions to reduce the energy demands of its own buildings, more detailed advice can be found at <a href="http://www.churchcare.co.uk/" target="_blank">www.churchcare.co.uk</a></p><p><br></p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-22T13:17:47.773Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-22T13:17:47.773Z
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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 Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-10-19more like thismore than 2015-10-19
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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 of England: Land 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 hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on land disposals for residential housing by the Church Commissioners at (a) Paston Reserve and (b) Norwood urban extensions near Peterborough; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 12406 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-10-27more like thismore than 2015-10-27
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood. Both sites are allocated as residential urban extension sites in Peterborough City Council’s adopted Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Documents. It is the Commissioners’ intention, over the long term, to make these sites available to facilitate the delivery of housing and other infrastructure.</p><p /> <p>The construction of Paston Reserve, which has planning permission for over 1,000 houses, local facilities (including a primary school), open space and other infrastructure, began in 2014. The first residential phase of development comprises 87 houses and the first houses on site were sold by the developer, Keepmoat Homes, in early 2015. Discussions in regard to a second phase of development on the site are underway and it is expected that work on site will commence in late 2016.</p><p /> <p>With respect to Norwood, the Commissioners worked with the local planning authority through the development plan process, which saw the site’s allocation for 2,300 new houses, and are committed to bringing forward the land for development. Pre-application work is currently being progressed with the other landowners across the site and initial discussions have been had with Peterborough City Council about the site’s delivery and potential timescales for an outline planning application.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-10-27T16:23:31.68Zmore like thismore than 2015-10-27T16:23:31.68Z
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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 Stewart Jackson more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-02-19more like thismore than 2016-02-19
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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 Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries 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, what plans the Church of England has to mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty the Queen. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Crawley more like this
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Henry Smith more like this
star this property uin 27423 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-23more like thismore than 2016-02-23
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England will mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty with a large number of events and activities at national and local levels, including a national service of celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral. Alongside these events, the Bible Society and HOPE have released a companion book titled “The Servant Queen”, with a foreword written by Her Majesty that discusses how her faith has influenced her service of this nation over the last 90 years.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-02-23T16:28:34.66Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-23T16:28:34.66Z
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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 Henry Smith more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-11-25more like thismore than 2015-11-25
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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 Church of England: Cinemas 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 hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what investment the Church of England has in cinemas and buildings housing cinemas. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
star this property uin 17708 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-11-30more like thismore than 2015-11-30
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners’ UK investments include just over £300,000 of directly held cinema group shares. In addition the Commissioners have indirect investment exposure to cinemas via property holdings in the Metrocentre, Bluewater and Cheshire Oaks retail shopping centres, all of which contain cinemas. Finally, the Commissioners have identified a very small indirect exposure to a cinema in our UK private equity portfolio.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-11-30T16:55:09.337Zmore like thismore than 2015-11-30T16:55:09.337Z
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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 Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: South West 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 grants the Church Commissioners have given to churches in (a) Devon and (b) Cornwall from the Roof Repair Fund in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Torridge and West Devon more like this
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Mr Geoffrey Cox more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-15more like thismore than 2016-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund grants are distributed by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, on behalf of the Government. There has been one round of grants to date, announced in March 2015,</p><p>(a) 22 churches in Devon were offered grants totalling £1,199,700</p><p>(b) 7 churches in Cornwall were offered grants totalling £492,700.</p><p /> <p>A second round to distribute a further £25 million allocated by the Treasury is currently open, with applications closing on Friday, 26 February.</p><br /> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2016-01-15T09:51:56.877Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-15T09:51:56.877Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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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 Churches: Bats 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 Commissioners have had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on changes to planning regulations that could increase the supply of places suitable for bat roosts and reduce the incidence of bats roosting in churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Herefordshire more like this
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Bill Wiggin more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-02more like thismore than 2015-06-02
star this property answer text <p>Following the General Election the Church Commissioners plan to seek an early meeting with the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding changing the regulations on bat roosts. In recent years the Church of England has seen increased numbers of bats using church buildings as roosts. This increased usage of our church buildings by bats for roosting is causing considerable strain on the parish communities and volunteers who maintain the parish churches alongside the great expense in cleaning and restoration of items of great religious, cultural and historic significance. In extreme cases the presence of bats is preventing the building being used for worship or by its wider community.</p><p>The Church of England is working alongside Natural England on a substantial Heritage Lottery Fund bid which will seek to provide physical and long lasting solutions for the worst affected churches and create a wider support network for those with smaller or transient bat populations. Both St . Margaret of Antioch, Wellington and St Mary’s Church, Pembridge in my Hon Friend’s constituency have faced significant problems with bat populations. Both churches are part of the Heritage Lottery Fund bid and have already installed mitigation measures. We hope the bid for support will be successful and that this might then be able to bring some relief to churches across the country.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2015-06-02T10:42:20.937Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-02T10:42:20.937Z
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star this property date less than 2016-01-11more like thismore than 2016-01-11
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Church Commissioners