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star this property date less than 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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 Christianity: Middle East more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what discussions the Church Commissioners have had on maintaining the Christian community in the Middle East. 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 193461 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-22more like thismore than 2018-11-22
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England continues to work alongside the Anglican Diocese of Jerusalem to support the Christian community in Jordan, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Lebanon. The Church also partners and engages with development and mission agencies working to support Christian communities overseas. Regular pilgrimage visits are made by parishes and dioceses of the Church of England, mainly to those holy sites that are not in conflict zones and which often involve meetings with local Christians</p><p><br>Westminster Abbey will be holding a special service on the 4th December at which His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales will attend to offer encouragement to Christians throughout the region and to celebrate the contributions they make to their communities</p><p><br>The Archbishop of Canterbury made an official visit to Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Territories in 2017, the primary purpose of which was to affirm the Christian community in the Holy Land, to identify and explore challenges relating to religious freedom and to give encouragement to St. George’s Cathedral in Jerusalem. The Archbishop also met with Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian politicians during his visit</p><p><br>During the November parliamentary recess I joined a small group of MPs on a regional visit to see for myself the challenges faced by the Christian community in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. We visited a number of projects that are funded or supported by the Anglican Church, including hospitals and schools. Speaking with the different communities gave a helpful perspective on the significant challenges to the daily lives and movements of people.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-22T16:11:52.447Z
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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
1011526
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Christ Church College more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what support is being provided to the dean of Christ Church college Oxford in his dispute with the college and cathedral authorities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 194169 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church is a complex institution and, uniquely in the Church of England, the Dean is also the head of an Oxford college. The complaint against the Dean is an internal matter for the college, and neither the Church Commissioners nor the wider Church of England have any role in that process. The Bishop of Oxford remains in close contact with the Dean and is monitoring the situation closely.</p><p>A statement made to the Oxford Diocesan Synod by the Bishop of Oxford can be read here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.oxford.anglican.org%2Fdiocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C01ffffa8bf48458a3c9008d653abccbc%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636788394678291856&amp;sdata=v2C5Jpb%2FhFT4NtBXBAD1safzCWsMYDrGihGiJQklAPM%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.oxford.anglican.org/diocesan-synod-statement-dean-of-oxford-martyn-percy/</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-26T16:32:22.15Z
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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 John Howell more like this
1013179
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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 Charitable Donations 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 assessment the Church Commissioners have made of trends in the level of demand for charitable donations since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195133 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The underlying financial health of the Church of England’s parishes is a testament to the generosity of the commitment of congregations and local communities across the country. The most recent assessment of Church of England parish finances relate to 2016 when total giving to the 12,400 parishes was £3million more than the previous year. Between 2010 and 2016 total giving increased by 8.5%.</p><p /> <p>The figures also show that in 2016 Church of England parishes donated £46 million to supporting other charities working in the UK around the world, from foodbanks and local children's charities to international aid appeals.</p><p /> <p>Detailed figures for giving and charitable donations can be found in the 2016 Parish Finances Statistics here: <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/2016ParishFinanceStatistics.pdf" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/sites/default/files/2018-10/2016ParishFinanceStatistics.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-27T17:17:27.363Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:17:27.363Z
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1013180
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star this property date less than 2018-11-23more like thismore than 2018-11-23
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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: Repairs and Maintenance 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 support the Church Commissioners receive from Her Majesty's Government to enable them to maintain (a) redundant and (b) under-utilised churches. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Edinburgh North and Leith more like this
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Deidre Brock more like this
star this property uin 195134 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners receive no direct Government support for maintaining redundant or under-utilised churches.</p><p> </p><p>The Church Commissioners and DCMS provide financial support for the Churches Conservation Trust, which cares for redundant churches of special architectural significance, and for which no suitable alternative use can be found. The Grants to the Churches Conservation Trust Order 2016, (which can be found here: <a href="https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738" target="_blank">https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukdsi/2016/9780111142738</a>) sets out the basis of Government funding from 1<sup>st</sup> April 2016 to 31<sup>st</sup> March 2020.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-27T17:19:29.613Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-27T17:19:29.613Z
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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 Deidre Brock more like this
1015278
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star this property date less than 2018-11-27more like thismore than 2018-11-27
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Gambling more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what steps the Church of England is taking to tackle problem gambling. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Walsall North more like this
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Eddie Hughes more like this
star this property uin 907931 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>In 2017 the Church of England’s General Synod passed a unanimous motion calling on Government to reduce the stakes on fixed-odds betting terminals to £2.00. This is an issue on which bishops, most notably the Bishop of St Albans, have spoken frequently on and campaigned for. The Church has therefore welcomed the Government’s announcement of the reduction in stakes, and the decision to implement the change in April 2019, as well as the increase in Remote Gaming Duty. The Bishop of St Albans continues to spearhead the Church’s activity in this area and has recently raised in the House of Lords the high quantity of gambling advertisements, increases in child gambling, the voluntary levy paid by gambling firms, and the socio-economic cost to society of problem gambling.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-29T16:15:50.55Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:15:50.55Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Eddie Hughes more like this
1016120
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star this property date less than 2018-11-28more like thismore than 2018-11-28
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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 Community Development more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what recent steps the Church of England has taken at parish level to support the needs of local communities. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gillingham and Rainham more like this
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Rehman Chishti more like this
star this property uin 907925 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
star this property answer text <p>This year the Church of England surveyed its 16,000 parish churches about their involvement in social action and local community projects. Of the 13,000 churches that responded the survey revealed that 80% were involved in providing services for the benefit of their local communities, either standalone or in partnership with others. These 33,000 projects included debt counselling, lunch clubs, language classes, food banks, children’s clubs, community cafes, holiday and breakfast clubs and night shelters.</p><p>There are many good examples of work in the Rochester Diocese, 11 of the 12 Church of England churches within the Gillingham deanery (which covers the Gillingham and Rainham constituency) are involved in providing on average at least 4 different projects to support the wider local community.</p><p>The areas in which the churches in Gillingham deanery are engaging is as follows:</p><ul><li>10 churches provide or support a Foodbank</li><li>8 churches operate a parent/carer and toddler group</li><li>7 churches operate a night shelter or other homeless provision</li><li>6 churches provide pastoral provision for wider community through operating street pastors groups, counselling/support, tackling loneliness projects</li><li>5 churches operate Youth projects (for the wider community)</li><li>4 churches provide a Lunch club or drop in service.</li></ul>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-29T16:16:39.297Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rehman Chishti more like this
1017355
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star this property date less than 2018-11-29more like thismore than 2018-11-29
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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 Christ Church College more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Rt. Hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, with reference to her oral contribution of 29 November, Official Report, what status the suspension of the Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, from his role as Dean of the Anglican cathedral has as a result of the complaint being an internal matter for the college and neither the Church Commissioners nor the wider Church of England has any role in that process. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Henley more like this
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John Howell more like this
star this property uin 197459 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-05more like thismore than 2018-12-05
star this property answer text <p>Christ Church Oxford is a joint foundation comprising both College and Cathedral. The post of Dean being indivisible, the different aspects of his or her duties cannot be separated. Under the statutes of Christ Church, where a complaint is referred to a Tribunal, the Senior ex-Censor may choose to suspend the Dean from his or her duties without loss of salary.</p><p>The statutes of Christ Church Oxford may be read here: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.chch.ox.ac.uk%2Fsites%2Fdefault%2Ffiles%2FStatutesofChristChurchOxford.27.4.16.pdf&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7Cc460da4ba1d44ed1bf2108d6591c835f%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636794376331365011&amp;sdata=fnFtCHdfidpqBVelc9bCx0%2FbOMF2v%2BM5V93H0gq0b9s%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">https://www.chch.ox.ac.uk/sites/default/files/StatutesofChristChurchOxford.27.4.16.pdf</a></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2018-12-05T11:38:33.08Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Howell more like this
598180
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star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 Peterborough Cathedral: Finance 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 are being taken by the Church Commissioners to address the financial difficulties at Peterborough Cathedral; 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 47672 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have made an emergency loan to help address the cashflow challenges at Peterbourough Cathedral. In addition to this financial assistance, they have also actively supported and continue to support the Cathedral and Chapter by giving practical assistance, for example helping the Chapter evaluate options for staff restructuring and its property sale programme.</p><p> </p><p>The Bishop of Peterborough has launched a visitation which will include a review of financial management and overall governance of the cathedral. The Commissioners are assisting in this process and I am happy to say that governance is improving and Chapter is beginning to address its budget deficit.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-10-13T11:17:42.34Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T11:17:42.34Z
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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
600566
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star this property date less than 2016-10-10more like thismore than 2016-10-10
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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 Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church of England has made an assessment of the effect of the First World War Centenary Cathedral Repairs Fund on the fabric of English cathedrals. 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 906561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-10-13more like thismore than 2016-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The First World War Centenary cathedral Repairs Fund has currently allocated £3.45million of the £40million total, this has as so far enabled 116 vital repair and restoration projects across 57 Anglican and Catholic cathedrals to be undertaken.</p><p>Lincoln Cathedral has received £1.18 million for repairs to turrets and roofs, typical of the costs faced for high-level cathedral repairs involving extraordinarily complicated scaffolding. These repairs have gone a long way to complete the major repairs but with any building of this size and age constant maintenance is needed.</p><p>The final grants are currently being processed, as the grants scheme comes to a close there will be a programme of formal evaluation to assess the wider social and economic benefits the projects have contributed, such as increased employment, training, volunteer opportunities and tourism. A copy of this evaluation will be made available to all Members early in 2018 so as to ensure it covers all works the Fund has invested in.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-10-13T11:20:44.32Zmore like thismore than 2016-10-13T11:20:44.32Z
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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
622519
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
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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 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, what progress has been made on disposing of land at the urban extension at Norwood Peterborough with a view to submitting an outline planning application for residential development to Peterborough City Council; 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 50857 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-11-01more like thismore than 2016-11-01
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners are currently preparing a planning application for an urban extension at Norwood, Peterborough. We are in regular communication with Peterborough City Council and statutory consultees on key technical inputs to support the submission. The application will be made in outline and will be accompanied by an Environmental Statement, which will assess all relevant environmental matters. We anticipate that the planning application will be submitted in the new year.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-11-01T09:10:25.48Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-01T09:10:25.48Z
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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