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Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Bishop of London (29 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The nomination to the See of London is a matter for the Crown Nominations Commission rather than the Church Commissioners. Nominations to episcopal sees are made within the context of the House of Bishops’ Declaration on Ministry of Bishops and Priests, which expressly recognises that those who, on grounds of theological conviction, are unable to receive the ministry of women bishops and...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Clergy: Peterborough (29 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: On 22 July 2016 Very Revd Charles Taylor announced his resignation from the Deanery of Peterborough with effect from 2 October 2016. His farewell service took place at the Cathedral on 1 October 2016. There has been no reason to review the appropriateness of procedures and practice relating to the resignation. In July the Bishop of Peterborough announced his decision to hold a formal...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Clergy: Females (28 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: It has long been the practice of the Diocese of London for the Bishop to ordain all deacons, male and female, with Area Bishops ordaining priests in their local community.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Peterborough (24 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: Pursuant to the answer of 16 November, no timetable is currently available since the transaction remains the subject of further due diligence between the disposing and acquiring parties, the outcome of which remains unclear as matters stand. The matter is the subject of intensive communication and action between the parties concerned, and their advisors, in a bid to resolve all outstanding...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Antisemitism (24 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England takes anti-Semitism very seriously and is supporting the work of the Chief Rabbi and the Holocaust Memorial Trust to counteract the increase in reported anti-Semitic incidents over the last year. Last week, the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Chief Rabbi launched ‘In Good Faith’, a twinning arrangement between rabbis and priests in local neighbourhoods around the...

Written Answers — Department of Health: Breast Cancer: Drugs (17 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions he has had with NHS England on the availability of bisphosphonates for the prevention of secondary breast cancer.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Peterborough (16 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: Land at Paston near Peterborough is in the ownership of The Church Commissioners for England, Taylor Wimpey plc and the Homes and Communities Agency. The joint owners are in discussions with a house builder regarding the sale of a further phase following the success of Phase 1. Those discussions are ongoing. It is the Church Commissioners’ hope that these discussions can be concluded as...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Peterborough (1 Nov 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners are currently preparing a planning application for an urban extension at Norwood, Peterborough. We are in regular communication with Peterborough City Council and statutory consultees on key technical inputs to support the submission. The application will be made in outline and will be accompanied by an Environmental Statement, which will assess all relevant...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Darfur: Armed Conflict (25 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, with reference to Scorched Earth, Poisoned Air, published by Amnesty International on 29 September 2016, if he will comment on the alleged destruction of 170 villages in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur by the Sudanese armed forces since January 2016.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Darfur: Chemical Weapons (25 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, if he will direct the UK's representatives at the UN to call for an investigation of the alleged use of chemical weapons by the Sudanese armed forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Breast Cancer: Medical Treatments (19 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what discussions the Chemotherapy Clinical Reference Group has had on the use of bisphosphonates for the indication of preventing secondary breast cancer since July 2015.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Peterborough Cathedral: Finance (13 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners have made an emergency loan to help address the cashflow challenges at Peterbourough Cathedral. In addition to this financial assistance, they have also actively supported and continue to support the Cathedral and Chapter by giving practical assistance, for example helping the Chapter evaluate options for staff restructuring and its property sale programme. The...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Cathedrals: Repairs and Maintenance (13 Oct 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The First World War Centenary cathedral Repairs Fund has currently allocated £3.45million of the £40million total, this has as so far enabled 116 vital repair and restoration projects across 57 Anglican and Catholic cathedrals to be undertaken. Lincoln Cathedral has received £1.18 million for repairs to turrets and roofs, typical of the costs faced for high-level cathedral repairs...

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

Caroline Spelman: 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...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Children in Care: Kent (5 Sep 2016)

Caroline Spelman: 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 https://www.churchofengland.org/media-centre/news/2016/07/st atement-on-kendall-house-review.aspx The Church of England accepted the review and welcomed...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (12 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: The Child Friendly Church Award, now achieved by well over 100 churches in the Diocese of Blackburn, places children at the centre of the worship & ministry of our parish churches. This ensures that mothers who wish to breastfeed will find a warm welcome and adequate provision in these churches. We are grateful to the honourable member for the interest he continues to take in the detailed...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: World War I: Anniversaries (7 Jul 2016)

Caroline Spelman: 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. A number of dioceses have produced their own...

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.


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