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Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Human Trafficking (7 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: In March 2014 the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Pope Francis and other global faith leaders, gave their backing to the Global Freedom Network (www.globalfreedomnetwork.org), 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. The Bishop of Derby has also been at...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Disadvantaged (15 Jun 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners have no plans to undertake such an assessment. Through its network of parishes and dioceses the Church of England is present in all the communities of England. The clergy and people of the Church of England are well placed to hear, articulate and respond to the needs and concerns of local communities. This plays an important role in informing the public engagement of...

Written Answers — Department for International Development: Eritrea: Refugees (6 Jun 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, how much funding her Department has provided to (a) the UNHCR and (b) other organisations to support Eritrean refugees in Ethiopia in each of the last three years.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Credit Unions (26 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: 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:promoting the local credit union in their congregation and wider communityrecruiting credit union volunteershosting...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (6 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: An error has been identified in the written answer given on 29 February 2016. The correct answer should have been: In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at Lambeth Palace Library on two separate occasions. has no record in the last three years of any of the individuals involved in these investigations making an application...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (6 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: In 2013 and 2015 three staff members viewed various sections of the bishop's personal papers held at Lambeth Palace Library on two separate occasions. 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.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Community Relations (5 May 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners welcome the Government’s recent announcement of a further £1.5 million for the Near Neighbours programme, which is administered by the Church Urban Fund. This third round of funding for Near Neighbours will help it build on its successful track record of delivering projects up and down the country to transform local areas by strengthening relationships...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Repairs and Maintenance (10 Mar 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England has engaged with the recent consultation from the Treasury over the future of the Landfill Communities Fund. Local churches are able to apply to the fund to support restoration, extension and repair projects. Local parishes have benefitted from this generosity since its creation in 1996. Over its lifetime the scheme has enabled churches across the country to benefit from...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (29 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: 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. 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...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: George Bell (29 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The language of “guilt” and “charge sheets” refers to criminal cases. The claim against Bishop Bell was a civil claim. The civil courts do not use charge sheets and as a result there has not been a charge sheet for the Estates Commissioners to see then or now.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Queen Elizabeth II: Anniversaries (23 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England will mark the 90th birthday of Her Majesty with a large number of events and activities at national and local levels, including a national service of celebration at St Paul’s Cathedral. Alongside these events, the Bible Society and HOPE have released a companion book titled “The Servant Queen”, with a foreword written by Her Majesty that discusses how...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church Commissioners: Pay (23 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The following information relates to employees of the Church of England's National Church Institutions (NCIs). Senior salaries, gender and race information are published each year in the annual reports of Archbishops’ Council, Pensions Board and Church Commissioners. Women make up 55% of the total workforce and hold just over 40% of the roles at a senior level. Most roles fit into a pay...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (5 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Diocese of Blackburn and the National Church Institutions of the Church of England do not hold these details and obtaining the information would incur disproportionate cost. The Church of England works with a wide variety of debt advice charities at a national and local level. Many parishes will offer space in buildings or allow debt advice surgeries to be held in their churches. Parish...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Community Relations (4 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England’s Cathedral and Church Buildings Division developed the open and sustainable churches initiative five years ago, and now 80% of churches provide a function beyond purely worship, with 54% of Anglican parishes running at least one organised activity to address social or community need. Churches are being used as citizen’s advice bureau, post offices, shops,...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Organs: Donors (3 Feb 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of hospitals in England that have at least one embedded specialist nurse dealing specifically with organ donation.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church Commissioners: Land (19 Jan 2016)

Caroline Spelman: There are no further developments to report since the answer given by the Church Commissioners to question 16388 on the 20 November 2015.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church Commissioners: UK Membership of EU (15 Jan 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners and the Church of England Pensions Board manage their investment portfolios using high quality well diversified and long term strategies. The Church Commissioners and Pensions Board believe that they are well positioned for any market re-pricing or uncertainty that may prevail prior to or after the referendum.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: South West (15 Jan 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Listed Places of Worship Roof Repair Fund grants are distributed by the National Heritage Memorial Fund, on behalf of the Government. There has been one round of grants to date, announced in March 2015, (a) 22 churches in Devon were offered grants totalling £1,199,700 (b) 7 churches in Cornwall were offered grants totalling £492,700. A second round to distribute a further...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Floods: Blackburn (13 Jan 2016)

Caroline Spelman: Within the Diocese of Blackburn seven churches and churchyards, the diocesan retreat house at Whalley Abbey and three Church of England primary schools were damaged by floodwater. Many have also found that the boilers and heating systems have been damaged beyond repair and extensive programmes of works will need to be undertaken to both dry the buildings out and restore or replace furniture,...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Floods: Blackburn (13 Jan 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Diocese of Blackburn has been coordinating with its local Gold Command support centre and with Churches Together. Within Preston the Diocese and local churches have set up an emergency centre at the railway station. An additional emergency centre was also set up in Morecambe alongside smaller centres supported by the Diocese in Ribchester and Walton le Dale. In St Michael’s on Wyre...


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