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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
star this property uin 9765 more like this
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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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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
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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
star this property uin 21700 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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick 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
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 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
star this property uin 28341 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 2016-02-24more like thismore than 2016-02-24
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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 George Bell 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 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
star this property uin 28342 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 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
star this property uin 27425 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 2016-02-01more like thismore than 2016-02-01
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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 Church of England: Community Relations 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 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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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 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