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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 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 remove filter
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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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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
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unstar 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, how many people involved in investigating allegations of child abuse made against George Bell consulted his papers and diaries in Lambeth Palace Library in the last three years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Birkenhead more like this
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Frank Field more like this
unstar this property uin 28343 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-02-29more like thismore than 2016-02-29
star this property answer text <p><ins class="ministerial">In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at</ins> Lambeth Palace Library <ins class="ministerial">on two separate occasions.</ins> <del class="ministerial">has no record in the last three years of any of the individuals involved in these investigations making an application to view the papers and diaries of George Bell that are held in the Library.</del></p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-02-29T16:24:51.197Zmore like thismore than 2016-02-29T16:24:51.197Z
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less than 2016-05-06T09:26:14.227Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-06T09:26:14.227Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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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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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
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unstar 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
unstar 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 remove filter
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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 2016-05-24more like thismore than 2016-05-24
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Churches: Credit Unions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many credit unions have approached churches or church organisations as a result of the Archbishop of Canterbury's #TOYOURCREDIT initiative. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Worcester more like this
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Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-05-26more like thismore than 2016-05-26
star this property answer text <p>Churches across England have responded to the Archbishop of Canterbury’s call to support credit unions and other forms of responsible credit and savings. At least 31 out of 40 dioceses have been actively involved in supporting over 50 credit unions in various ways, such as:</p><ul><li>promoting the local credit union in their congregation and wider community</li><li>recruiting credit union volunteers</li><li>hosting training sessions</li><li>opening church premises as credit union access points</li><li>encouraging payroll savings schemes among local employers</li><li>helping to set up school savings clubs</li></ul><p> </p><p>Through the Church Credit Champions Network, one of the core initiatives of the Archbishop’s Task Group on Responsible Credit and Savings, the pilot scheme has engaged over 350 churches in London and Liverpool alone and trained more than 260 Credit Champions to date. Other creative diocesan responses include the Murston Community Bank in Canterbury diocese, Lichfield’s Funeral Project, Southwell &amp; Nottingham’s 100x100 scheme are all designed to raise local awareness of credit unions.</p><p> </p><p>The other core initiative, the LifeSavers programme, is working with eight credit unions across the country to set up savings clubs in primary schools, alongside an integrated programme of financial education. Following a successful pilot, the programme is being rolled out to 120 church and non-church primary schools over the next three academic years with financial support from Virgin Money. Additional funding from Government will help extend the coverage to many more primary schools through a dedicated LifeSavers website.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-05-26T15:51:08.923Zmore like thismore than 2016-05-26T15:51:08.923Z
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star this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Robin Walker more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-07more like thismore than 2015-09-07
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar 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
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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 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
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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 remove filter
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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 2015-05-28more like thismore than 2015-05-28
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar 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 remove filter
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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 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
416767
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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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unstar 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 remove filter
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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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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Mark Hendrick more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-21more like thismore than 2016-07-21
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar 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 Children in Care: Kent 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 plans to respond to the report by Professor Sue Proctor on abuse at Kendall House, Gravesend, published in July 2016. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Nottingham North more like this
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Mr Graham Allen more like this
unstar this property uin 43938 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>In July 2016 the Rt Revd Paul Butler, Bishop of Durham and then lead bishop for safeguarding, apologised unreservedly to all former residents who continue to be affected by their experiences at Kendall House. The statement can be seen at <a href="https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/07/statement-on-kendall-house-review.aspx" target="_blank">https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/07/statement-on-kendall-house-review.aspx</a></p><p> </p><p>The Church of England accepted the review and welcomed its recommendations. The Church’s National Safeguarding Team will include those recommendations in their autumn review and plan to publish an annual review in 2017, which will report on progress made against them. Every diocese within the Church of England has received the report and in line with the review’s findings are considering the implications of this for their own diocesan safeguarding arrangements, past and present.</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 remove filter
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less than 2016-09-05T10:58:02.297Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T10:58:02.297Z
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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 Mr Graham Allen more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-04more like thismore than 2016-07-04
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar this property answering dept short name Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading Human Trafficking 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 of England to tackle human trafficking. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-07-07more like thismore than 2016-07-07
star this property answer text <p>In March 2014 the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Pope Francis and other global faith leaders, gave their backing to the Global Freedom Network (<a href="http://www.globalfreedomnetwork.org/" target="_blank">www.globalfreedomnetwork.org</a>), a ground breaking ecumenical initiative to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. The Archbishop is planning an international conference in 2017 with the Ecumenical Patriarch.</p><p> </p><p>The Bishop of Derby has also been at the forefront of work to tackle human trafficking and modern slavery for the Church of England. He has been part of the Santa Martha Process (which looks to improve collaboration between churches and police in the detection of instances of human trafficking) and has developed strategies in his diocese to combat human trafficking and modern slavery.</p><p> </p><p>The Church of England will launch The Clewer Initiative against Modern Day Slavery this autumn. It will provide English dioceses and parishes with strategies for the combating of modern slavery and guidance on how to assist in the provision of victim support and care. The initiative is intended to build on existing capacity and the assistance to dioceses and church networks will be carefully tailored to their specific contexts and needs.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Meriden more like this
star this property answering member printed Mrs Caroline Spelman remove filter
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less than 2016-07-07T13:08:51.857Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-07T13:08:51.857Z
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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 Jim Shannon more like this
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star this property date less than 2016-07-20more like thismore than 2016-07-20
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Church Commissioners more like this
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unstar 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 churches and personnel in Preston and the rest of the Diocese of Blackburn have participated in the English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Preston more like this
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Mr Mark Hendrick more like this
unstar this property uin 43489 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-09-05more like thismore than 2016-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The Cathedral and Church Buildings Division of the Church of England is engaging with the ‘English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review’ centrally on behalf of all the Anglican Cathedrals and Parish Churches in England. Engagement is currently at an early stage. Four workshops are being held in churches this month (September) to help inform a document that will then be widely consulted upon.</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 remove filter
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less than 2016-09-05T10:56:03.587Zmore like thismore than 2016-09-05T10:56:03.587Z
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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