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star this property date less than 2019-07-18more like thismore than 2019-07-18
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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 Crimes of Violence: Young People 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’s Education Department is taking to implement the decision taken at the General Synod in July 2019 in relation to the motion on tackling serious youth violence in schools; and what guidance it is planning to issue to youth workers. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Lewisham, Deptford more like this
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Vicky Foxcroft more like this
unstar this property uin 279090 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
star this property answer text <p>The Church of England Vision for Education identifies four core themes (wisdom, knowledge and skills; hope and aspiration; community and living well together; dignity and respect) which underpin all of our work in education. School leadership networks will be focusing on serious youth violence as part of these core themes. An education which promotes hope, aspiration and dignity is a vital part of addressing serious youth violence.</p><p>One aspect of this debate relates to the impact of school exclusions on vulnerable young people. Church of England schools exclude fewer children than non-church schools and the Church’s commitment to the vulnerable and disadvantaged means that we will continue to explore ways of further reducing the negative impact of exclusion.</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 2019-07-25T16:25:37.57Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-25T16:25:37.57Z
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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 Dame 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 Vicky Foxcroft 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 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, 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 more like this
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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 2017-01-31more like thismore than 2017-01-31
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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 Church Commissioners: Security 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 hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which persons not employed by the Church Commissioners hold security passes entitling them to enter the Church Commissioners premises. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Hemsworth more like this
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Jon Trickett more like this
unstar this property uin 62530 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-02-06more like thismore than 2017-02-06
star this property answer text <p>The security arrangements at Church House in Westminster ensure that employees of the National Church Institutions (NCIs) have full access to those premises whilst others who may need temporary or limited access are able to enter only those parts of the building that they need to access for their work. The system has recently been upgraded to ensure that the NCIs provides a safe environment for staff and visitors.</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 2017-02-06T16:51:08.867Zmore like thismore than 2017-02-06T16:51:08.867Z
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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 Dame 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 Jon Trickett more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-09-03more like thismore than 2018-09-03
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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: Equality 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 to promote greater diversity by (a) gender (b) ethnicity and (c) sexual orientation in leadership positions within the Church. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Cardiff South and Penarth more like this
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Stephen Doughty more like this
unstar this property uin 169369 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 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
star this property answer text <p>Increasing diversity among the clergy is a priority for the Church of England. Nationally the Church has set a target that it will increase the overall number of people recommended for training by 50% over a five-year period. The Church is well on the way to deliver this and has already seen a 22% increase in those entering training since 2016. The Ministry Division of the Archbishops’ Council has developed programmes to support those who are being called to the priesthood from as wide a range of communities and backgrounds as possible. Members of the Crown Nominations Commission who are involved in the recruitment and discernment process for the most senior appointments also undergo unconscious bias training.</p><p>During 2018 the Church recommended 316 women for training, which was 54% of the total. This represents the highest proportion of women entering training that the Church has seen in the last ten years.</p><p>The most recent data from 2017 shows that around 6% of those entering training self-identify as being from a minority ethnic background. The Church responded by recruiting a National ME Vocations Officer to address this underrepresentation of minority ethnic clergy and through the “Turning up the Volume” programme is supporting future senior leaders. The Ordained Vocations Mentor Directory was also created to help support those at any stage on the journey towards ordained vocations who would like a mentor.</p><p>The Church of England does not record or keep data on the sexual orientation of candidates.</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 2018-10-15T15:24:42.397Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-15T15:24:42.397Z
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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 Dame 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 Stephen Doughty more like this
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star this property date less than 2018-10-08more like thismore than 2018-10-08
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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 Housing Estates: Sales more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Honourable Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, which housing estates (a) in the Greater London area and (b) elsewhere have been sold by the Church Commissioners; and whether guarantees were sought that those estates would remain in social housing ownership. 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 175982 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 2018-10-19more like thismore than 2018-10-19
star this property answer text <p>In 2005 and 2006 following careful consideration the Church Commissioners took the decision to sell what were known as the Octavia Hill Estates, comprising approximately 1,580 flats and houses within the Greater London area.</p><p> </p><p>The sales, to a joint venture between Grainger plc and Genesis Housing Group, were subject to the residents’ leases, and the rights and obligations contained in these remained. A commitment was made to engage with residents’ associations and to keep in touch with tenants as the sales progressed to keep them fully informed. Some tenants had the right to purchase their properties and this was communicated to the qualifying tenants.</p><p> </p><p>In 1985 the Church Commissioners took the decision to sell their residential property holdings in Brixton to a housing association. According to the records of the Commissioners covenants were not placed on these properties and to the best of knowledge these properties are still owned by a housing association.</p><p> </p><p>The Church Commissioners are not and have never been a social housing provider and have a statutory duty to deliver the best possible return on their investments to fund the work and mission of the Church of England across the country. The Church Commissioners continue to provide new housing across the country where they have land holdings and affordable housing is a key part of that provision.</p><p> </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 2018-10-19T15:07:24.727Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-19T15:07:24.727Z
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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 Dame 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 2018-11-20more like thismore than 2018-11-20
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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
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
unstar 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 more like this
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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
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star this property date less than 2018-11-21more like thismore than 2018-11-21
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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 Christ Church College 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 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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
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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
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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 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
unstar this property uin 195133 more like this
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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 more like this
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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
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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
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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: 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
unstar 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 more like this
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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
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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
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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 Gambling 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 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
unstar this property uin 907931 more like this
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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 more like this
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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