English Churches and Cathedrals Sustainability Review - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:14 pm on 15th November 2017.

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Photo of Lord Cormack Lord Cormack Conservative 3:14 pm, 15th November 2017

My Lords, does my noble friend accept that some comfort will be drawn from his words, but does he also accept that the churches and cathedrals of this country, of which Lincoln is a prime example, are among the glories of the western world? Will he recognise that the generosity of the former Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in giving £50 million towards the repair and restoration of cathedrals was most welcome but it is a tiny sum of money compared with the importance of the buildings? Can we have an assurance that the Government will repeat that largesse in the very near future?