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star this property date less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether she intends to invite the House to sit on Saturdays until 29 March in order to allow time for proper scrutiny of pre-Brexit legislation. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
unstar this property uin HL12746 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>There are currently no plans to sit on weekends. As is always the case, the sittings of the House are subject to the progress of business.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:45:20.407Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-08more like thismore than 2019-01-08
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Brexit: Parliamentary Scrutiny more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what estimate she has made of the parliamentary time required in the House of Lords to complete the remaining Brexit related bills before 29 March 2019; and whether the time available allows for the usual minimum intervals. more like this
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Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
unstar this property uin HL12642 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>It is my intention that we should create the time to do our business properly. I note that so far all bills associated with Brexit have been scheduled in accordance with the minimum intervals recommended in The Companion. As the Noble Lord will recall, from time to time the recommended minimum intervals have, with Usual Channels agreement, been dispensed with when it has been necessary for the House to do so. I undertake to work with my counterparts in the usual channels to ensure that business continues to be scheduled in a way which allows proper scrutiny.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:46:36.98Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bassam of Brighton more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House why dates for the committee stage of the Trade Bill in the House of Lords were not scheduled more quickly after the bill's second reading. more like this
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Baroness McDonagh more like this
unstar this property uin HL12574 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-21more like thismore than 2019-01-21
star this property answer text <p>The committee stage of the Trade bill has been arranged in the usual way, having been subject to ongoing discussions in the Usual Channels. So far the three of an anticipated four dates for Committee stage are 21, 23 and 30 January and they have been advertised in Forthcoming Business. The remaining day will be rescheduled as a day had to be set aside for for the House to have a further debate under section 13 of the EU (Withdrawal) Act, which is now scheduled for 28 January. The recommended intervals between Bill stages are minimums, and it is not unusual for there to be a longer pause between stages than the recommended minimum interval.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-01-21T15:48:32.83Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness McDonagh more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-12-20more like thismore than 2018-12-20
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Trade Bill more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what will be the timetable for consideration of the Trade Bill in this House. more like this
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Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
unstar this property uin HL12516 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
star this property answer text <p>The proposed dates for the Committee stage of the Trade Bill were advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>on 3 January, and are as follows: Monday 21 January, Wednesday 23 January, Monday 28 January, and Wednesday 30 January. Dates for further stages will be advertised in <em>Forthcoming Business </em>in the usual way.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-07T16:47:34.627Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-11-26more like thismore than 2018-11-26
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Peers: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House whether there is a protocol relating to whether letters to ministers from members of the House of Lords should receive replies; and if so, how quickly replies should be sent. more like this
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Lord Greaves more like this
unstar this property uin HL11781 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-12-10more like thismore than 2018-12-10
star this property answer text <p>The Government recognises the importance of effective and timely handling of correspondence with members of the House of Lords. Government departments should aim to provide a substantive response to routine correspondence within a maximum of 20 working days. However, sometimes circumstances dictate that it will not be possible to provide a response within this timeframe. In such instances, departments are advised to issue a ‘holding’ response until a more substantive response can be provided.</p><p>The Cabinet Office publishes an annual report detailing departmental performance in the handling of correspondence from members of both Houses. Lord Young of Cookham set out the 2017 performance figures in a Written Statement on 26 June 2018 (HLWS771). The 2018 performance figures will be published in summer 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Zmore like thismore than 2018-12-10T16:30:31.02Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Greaves more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what explanations she has received from the Home Office about that Department's failure to answer within 10 working days three questions for written answer (HL9827, HL9860 and HL9890) which were tabled on 24 July. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
unstar this property uin HL10256 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House I take very seriously the responsibility incumbent on all Ministers to provide full, timely and comprehensible answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>In this instance I am informed that the Home Office is working towards an appropriate response, noting that this is subject to ongoing legal proceedings. I have been assured by the Department that an answer will be provided as soon as possible. In the meantime, I know that the Home Office has been in touch with the relevant members of the House to apologise and to provide an explanation for the delay.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to all QWAs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T16:01:58.313Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T16:01:58.313Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-09-11more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property answering dept id 92 more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Leader of the House of Lords more like this
star this property hansard heading Home Office: Written Questions more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask the Leader of the House what steps she has taken to draw the failure of the Home Office to answer within 10 working days three questions for written answer which were tabled on 24 July (HL9827, HL9860 and HL9890) to the attention of Home Office ministers. more like this
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Lord Jopling more like this
unstar this property uin HL10257 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 2018-09-13more like thismore than 2018-09-13
star this property answer text <p>As Leader of the House I take very seriously the responsibility incumbent on all Ministers to provide full, timely and comprehensible answers to Questions for Written Answer (QWAs).</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>I have raised the outstanding answers with the Minister of State for Counter Extremism and understand that members concerned have been contacted by the Home Office to apologise for the delay and to provide an explanation as to why these answers have not yet been provided. I know that the Minister will answer the questions as soon as is possible.</p><p> </p><p>My office will continue to work with all departments to ensure prompt and satisfactory answers to all QWAs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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less than 2018-09-13T16:02:31.12Zmore like thismore than 2018-09-13T16:02:31.12Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Evans of Bowes Park more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jopling more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-09more like thismore than 2018-10-09
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Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept id 90 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority more like this
star this property hansard heading Parental Leave 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 hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, what assessment has been made of the effect of IPSA's family leave policy on the (a) provision of adequate office arrangements for Members and (b)(i) physical and (ii) mental health of parliamentary staff returning from such leave. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
unstar this property uin 177316 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answer text <p>I have asked the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority to reply.</p><p>Letter from Marcial Boo, chief executive of IPSA, 10 October 2018:</p><p>The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) provides Family Leave Guidance in relation to staff employed by MPs, a copy of which can be found on our website at: <a href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/QKKeCvlGAf2N028cQYpib?domain=theipsa.org.uk" target="_blank">http://www.theipsa.org.uk/ipsa-for-mps/guidance</a>.</p><p>This document provides guidance on maternity leave, paternity leave, adoption leave, shared parental leave, KIT/SPLIT days and caring leave. This is not a policy, but guidance to MPs on the statutory entitlements. As the legal employers of their staff, MPs are responsible for matters of individual staffing arrangements, such as approving instances of family leave and ensuring that they comply with relevant employment legislation.</p><p>As the document is guidance rather than a policy, and relates only to the statutory entitlements, we have not undertaken any specific assessment of its effects. However, IPSA encourages responsible employment and any necessary expenditure by MPs on the health and welfare of their staff, including their mental health. MPs can claim the cost of staff health and welfare costs, such as occupational health assessments, from their staffing budgets. We also undertake Equality Impact Assessments (EIA) in relation to major changes to our Scheme of MPs’ Business Costs and Expenses. We last undertook an EIA in March 2017 which concluded that changes proposed to our Scheme were likely to have a small positive impact on MPs’ staff in relation to pregnancy and maternity. A copy of that report can be found on our website at: <a href="https://protect-eu.mimecast.com/s/fz7eCwVJBfA8ZAxIqtIAt?domain=theipsa.org.uk" target="_blank">http://www.theipsa.org.uk/publications/consultations/review-of-the-mps-scheme-of-business-costs-and-expenses</a>.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxbourne more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Charles Walker more like this
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less than 2018-10-11T09:15:05.163Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-11T09:15:05.163Z
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star this property label Biography information for Sir Charles Walker more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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: Music more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what duty does (a) the Church of England and (b) cathedrals and abbeys have to cathedral choristers with long-term medical conditions under disability discrimination legislation; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
unstar this property uin 205855 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-10more like thismore than 2019-01-10
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England comprises a large number of legally separate institutions, which includes Cathedrals, Parochial Church Councils and Diocesan Boards of Finance. Each Cathedral, as an independent legal entity, is required to comply with the Equality Act 2010 (the “Act”) and so has a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled persons in accordance with the requirements of the Act. This duty applies in relation to a Cathedral chorister who has a disability for the purposes the Act (whether or not the disability is due to a long-term medical condition). However, there is no separate legal duty placed on cathedrals in relation to child choristers as a specific group.</p><p> </p><p>A cathedral has a duty to make reasonable adjustments to enable all persons with a disability to have physical access to the cathedral. As the Act does not override other legislation, such as listed building or planning legislation, the Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division has produced a guidance note for cathedrals which specifically addresses this issue: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.churchcare.co.uk%2Fimages%2Faccess_and_disabled_people.pdF&amp;data=02%7C01%7Csimon.stanley%40churchofengland.org%7C7f8f83476a3945a932d408d6770832c2%7C95e2463b3ab047b49ac1587c77ee84f0%7C0%7C0%7C636827274435002881&amp;sdata=7imeo07BtD%2FGlA%2FWyQvLQIpo0BL6cM%2FRwHm%2BKz6OYc0%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://www.churchcare.co.uk/images/access_and_disabled_people.pdF</a>. Common reasonable adjustments made by cathedrals include the removal of pews to allow greater flexibility of seating and use of space and the addition of ramps and/or the levelling of internal floors.</p><p> </p><p>The duty to make reasonable adjustments under the Act rests with individual cathedrals. What constitutes reasonable adjustment in the situation of choristers will depend on the nature of the particular disability and what may be considered to be reasonable in the circumstances. I understand that several cathedrals have successfully integrated choristers with disabilities into their choirs.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-01-10T14:38:29.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-10T14:38:29.59Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-07more like thismore than 2019-01-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 more like this
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: Music more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Right Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many cathedrals and abbeys (a) do and (b) do not appoint a head chorister. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Gravesham more like this
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Adam Holloway more like this
unstar this property uin 205856 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-09more like thismore than 2019-01-09
star this property answer text <p>The operation and governance of cathedral choirs is not a matter for the Church Commissioners and no data on this is held centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In Rochester Cathedral which is nearest to the Hon. Member’s constituency the cathedral has appointed Dean’s Choristers (two boys and two girls) to share the responsibility, the rationale for which is to enable a larger number of choristers to gain leadership experience. This is also the case at some but not all other cathedrals.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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less than 2019-01-09T17:11:27.697Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-09T17:11:27.697Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Adam Holloway more like this