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star this property date less than 2014-12-15more like thismore than 2014-12-15
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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 Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, what estimate he has made of the savings to the Church Commissioners from the Q&A system in the (a) 12 months and (b) five years since 4 June 2014; what additional ICT systems or improvements to existing systems the Church Commissioners have introduced or plan to introduce that would not have been feasible without the Q&A system; and what assessment he has made of the extent to which the system has made it easier to answer questions from hon. Members on time. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne Central more like this
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Chi Onwurah more like this
star this property uin 218773 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-12-17more like thismore than 2014-12-17
star this property answer text <p>For an organisation that thinks in the eternal, any time saving is transitory.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2014-12-17T16:53:26.433Zmore like thismore than 2014-12-17T16:53:26.433Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Chi Onwurah more like this
61591
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star this property date less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
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Church Commissioners more like this
star this property answering dept id 9 remove filter
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 Written Questions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how many parliamentary questions tabled to the Church Commissioners in the last parliamentary Session did not receive a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation; and when each such question was first tabled. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
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Alison Seabeck more like this
star this property uin 200440 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-17more like thismore than 2014-06-17
star this property answer text <p>All written questions tabled to the Church Commissioners received a substantive answer by the time of the 2014 prorogation.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2014-06-17T14:37:09.4238957Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-17T14:37:09.4238957Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alison Seabeck more like this
532425
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading World War I: Anniversaries 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 plans for educational projects to commemorate the First World War in addition to existing centenary events. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Strangford more like this
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Jim Shannon more like this
star this property uin 41707 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>The Church of England has led many of the commemorative events for the First World War at a local and national level. It would not be possible to list all the activities taking place now and in the future to commemorate the sacrifice of those who fought in the First World War, but each diocese and parish is marking the centenary in its own way.</p><p>A number of dioceses have produced their own resources for use in schools, and in children and youth groups (an example from the Diocese of Derby is here: <a href="http://www.derby.anglican.org/en/resources/ww1/educational-resources/educational-resources-1.html" target="_blank">http://www.derby.anglican.org/en/resources/ww1/educational-resources/educational-resources-1.html</a> ). Church schools have made creative use of local and family history stories, and organised visits to battlefields and cemeteries, to bring the experiences of those who fought in the War vividly to life.</p><p>Parishes have also used churches and war memorials to highlight the service and sacrifice of local people in the First World War. Often working alongside the War Memorials Trust, parishes have taken part in the repair, restoration and cleaning of war memorials, with many recording the names and researching the service histories of those commemorated.</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 2016-07-07T13:06:51.397Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-07T13:06:51.397Z
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unstar 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 2019-04-04more like thismore than 2019-04-04
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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
star this property answering dept sort name Church Commissioners more like this
star this property hansard heading Voting Behaviour 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 is taking to improve democratic participation among its lay members. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Holland and The Deepings more like this
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Sir John Hayes more like this
star this property uin 240953 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-04-08more like thismore than 2019-04-08
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England encourages responsible democratic participation in its schools and parishes, as one of the stakeholders involved with UK Parliament Week, and as a provider of hustings and other forms of engagement at election times. The General Synod is the Church’s own national legislative body, to which lay members can be elected. The Ecclesiastical Committee of Parliament is expected soon to consider a Church Measure that will reform and simplify Church representation rules on elections for Parochial Church Councils, Deanery and Diocesan Synods.</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 2019-04-08T15:57:40.587Zmore like thismore than 2019-04-08T15:57:40.587Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir John Hayes more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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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 Television 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 Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners, how much the Church Commissioners spent on televisions in (a) 2013 and (b) 2014 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Exeter more like this
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Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin 207143 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 2014-09-10more like thismore than 2014-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The Church Commissioners have not purchased any televisions during the specified period. Three televisions have been purchased since 2013 for other departments of the National Church Institutions at an average price of £289.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Banbury more like this
star this property answering member printed Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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less than 2014-09-10T15:11:35.6494595Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-10T15:11:35.6494595Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Tony Baldry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ben Bradshaw more like this
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star this property date less than 2017-07-19more like thismore than 2017-07-19
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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 St Wilfrid's Church Scrooby: Public Lavatories 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 the provision of toilets at St Wilfrid's Church, Scrooby, Nottinghamshire. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 6282 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-09-05more like thismore than 2017-09-05
star this property answer text <p>The parish of Scrooby is currently in interregnum. Having spoken with the churchwarden I understand that the Parish Council, congregation and community have taken the decision to improve the facilities in the nearby village hall, rather than at St Wilfrid’s. The decision was in part a consequence of the difficulty of finding a practical and cost effective way to connect the church with the local sewerage network. The circumstances of this particular case also highlight the wider issue of the capacity of volunteers to take on infrastructure projects in complex historic buildings, alongside their other voluntary duties, in a church where there is a vacancy.</p><p>The Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham is committed to working with parishes to help them deliver new facilities, including toilets, to enable wider use of church buildings. Further support and advice on building projects is available from the Church Buildings Council of the Church of England: <a href="https://emea01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.churchcare.co.uk%2F&amp;data=02%7C01%7Canna.caffell%40parliament.uk%7C53cc10203ace47fd1ed108d4d416e88d%7C1ce6dd9eb3374088be5e8dbbec04b34a%7C0%7C0%7C636366642233807387&amp;sdata=72%2F4uqw3w7Ns6bqyMg%2BLPjevf%2FUsHSuYBIssAlLw6v4%3D&amp;reserved=0" target="_blank">http://www.churchcare.co.uk/</a></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 2017-09-05T15:34:21.4Zmore like thismore than 2017-09-05T15:34:21.4Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-05more like thismore than 2018-01-05
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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 St Wilfrid's Church Scrooby: Public Lavatories more like this
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star this property question text To ask the hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on securing visitor toilets for Scrooby church. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 121283 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-11more like thismore than 2018-01-11
star this property answer text <p>The parish of Scrooby is still currently in interregnum.</p><p>As indicated in my answer on the 05 September 2017 to question <a href="http://www.parliament.uk/business/publications/written-questions-answers-statements/written-question/Commons/2017-07-19/6282/" target="_blank">6282 </a>it is my understanding that the Parish Council, congregation, and the wider community have taken the decision to improve the facilities in the nearby village hall, rather than at St Wilfrid’s Church. The decision was in part a consequence of the difficulty of finding a practical and cost-effective way to connect the church with the local sewerage network.</p><p>As each church is unique, the Parochial Church Council with the help of the Diocesan Advisory Committee needs to consider how best any new facilities can be accommodated. There may be cases where the space will not comfortably accommodate a toilet or indeed a kitchen, office or meeting room, alongside the liturgical space. There may also be technical or practical difficulties, as in this case.</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 2018-01-11T16:46:33.28Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-11T16:46:33.28Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-06-07more like thismore than 2018-06-07
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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 St Mary the Virgin Church Seaham more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Oral Answer of 26 April 2018, Official Report, col 1014, whether she has held discussions with the diocese on St Mary’s the Virgin Church, Seaham. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Easington more like this
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Grahame Morris more like this
star this property uin 151150 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-06-11more like thismore than 2018-06-11
star this property answer text <p>Since my oral answer of 26<sup>th</sup> April 2018 (Official Report, col 1014) I have consulted with representatives of the Diocese and of Seaham Parish and I understand that the land being developed is not owned either by the Parish, the Diocese or the Church Commissioners. Any objections must therefore be made formally and in the usual manner to the Local Authority planning office.</p><p> </p><p>To date the Diocese has not been asked to submit a view on the development. It would be for the Parochial Church Council of St Mary’s the Virgin to ask them to do so.</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 2018-06-11T15:22:31.583Zmore like thismore than 2018-06-11T15:22:31.583Z
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dame Caroline Spelman more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Grahame Morris more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-01-10more like thismore than 2018-01-10
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Church Commissioners more like this
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star this property hansard heading St Elisabeth's Church Eastbourne more like this
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star this property question text To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, if the Church Commissioners will extend the period for consultation on the proposed demolition of St Elisabeth's Church, Eastbourne, while continuing with their plans to develop that site. 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 121880 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-15more like thismore than 2018-01-15
star this property answer text <p>The consultation period concerning the draft Pastoral (Church Buildings Disposal) Scheme for the demolition of St Elisabeth’s Church at Eastbourne ran from the 17<sup>th</sup> November until the 8<sup>th</sup> of January. The publication of the consultation followed a period of extensive liaison by the Church Commissioners with various interested parties in the future of the closed church. The building has been closed for regular public worship since 2002.</p><p> </p><p>With regard to the future of the murals by Hans Feibusch, the draft Scheme provides for further time (until 1 September 2018) for potential recipients of the murals to produce a viable proposal for their relocation. This period had already been extended and the Church Commissioners remain open to discussions with any interested party in resolving their future.</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 2018-01-15T18:16:29.21Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-15T18:16:29.21Z
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unstar 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 2017-03-30more like thismore than 2017-03-30
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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 St Botolph's Church 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 discussions she has had with the Diocese of Peterborough on the proposals for alterations to St Botolph's Church in Longthorpe, Peterborough; and if she will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Peterborough more like this
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Mr Stewart Jackson more like this
star this property uin 70163 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-04-18more like thismore than 2017-04-18
star this property answer text <p>St Botolph’s in Longthorpe is a 700 year old church. The interior is by no means original, having been altered and changed over the centuries. All parishes that wish to alter their church interiors are required to seek advice and permission from a variety of bodies before a reordering can take place. Parishes undertaking such large scale reordering schemes do not therefore do so lightly. The usual reasons are that the interior no longer serves the needs of the parish and worshiping community. This appears to have been the case at St Botolph’s where members of the congregation need wheelchair access.</p><p>The Church Buildings Council of the Church of England were asked to advise the local Diocesan Advisory Committee in Peterborough when the scheme was initially proposed in 2015 and were supportive of the change. The alterations proposed make reasonable adjustments to the building, which will facilitate the smoother operation of services, funerals and weddings. They will also enable the priest to face the congregation during services, provide wheelchair access and offer a larger children’s area.</p><p>When considering potential alterations, the Church and the Diocesan Consistory Courts must balance the needs of the congregation and parish against any architectural merit the existing furniture or layout may have. When a reordering is done well it often brings with it very positive opportunities for community and congregation to offer new facilities, events and activities, which ultimately bring the Church back to its original purpose to be a space for all in the local community.</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 2017-04-18T12:17:27.573Zmore like thismore than 2017-04-18T12:17:27.573Z
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unstar 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