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Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Cemeteries (15 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The information requested is not held centrally, while there is central guidance available, each Diocese and Parish applies the regulations to their local circumstances. Without more specific information about which parish is being referred to in the question further comment is not further comment is not possible. Our advice would be to contact the Diocesan Registrar for Blackburn will...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Schools: Admissions (14 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many secondary and primary school pupils in England are educated by a local authority other than the one in which they reside.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (10 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: With regards to open churches the number of churches in the Blackburn Diocese which have suffered from metal theft can be found on the chart below. The chart shows the volume of claims have dropped dramatically since 2011 when the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was enforced there are still a small number of persistent gangs operating across the country who continue to damage and vandalise these...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Food Banks (10 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: Following the 'Feeding Britain' report published by the Hon. member for Birkenhead and the Lord Bishop of Truro in December 2014 the Church has continued its monitoring of food bank usage and offering support for those who are in need of the emergency food services. 81% of the 16,000 Church of England parishes are offering support to a food bank with two-thirds involved in running or...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: North West (9 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: From the records held centrally by the Church Commissioners, Closed Churches Division of the four dioceses mentioned only two closed churches were sold in 2014, both in the Diocese of Manchester, Primarily for use for nursery, playschool and other educational purposes, but not to named institutions. Very few Church of England church buildings are closed for regular public worship in any...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (9 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: With regards to open churches the number of churches in the Blackburn Diocese which have suffered from metal theft can be found on the chart below. The chart shows the volume of claims have dropped dramatically since 2011 when the Scrap Metal Dealers Act was enforced there are still a small number of persistent gangs operating across the country who continue to damage and vandalise these...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Blackburn (8 Sep 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The Diocese of Blackburn works closely with ‘Together Lancashire’, a church-linked social action network run by Church Urban Fund. According to ‘together Lancashire’ there are currently around 36 food banks in the diocese of Blackburn, of which 6 are Trussell Trust foodbanks (Blacburn, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Morecombe Bay, Skelmserdale and Ormskirk). These food banks...

Written Answers — HM Treasury: Pitcairn Islands: Marine Protected Areas (7 Jul 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to paragraph 2.259 of Budget 2015, HC 1093, which Department has been allocated as lead Department for the implementation of a marine reserve around the Pitcairn Islands.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Church of England: Peterborough (29 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners have two strategic land sites at Peterborough; Paston Reserve and Norwood. Both sites are allocated as residential urban extension sites in Peterborough City Council’s adopted Core Strategy and Site Allocations Development Plan Documents. It is the Commissioners’ intention, over the long term, to make these sites available to facilitate the delivery of...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Solar Power (22 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The General Synod of the Church of England is committed to the whole Church reducing its carbon footprint. One strategy which is proving popular in local communities is for the Church to use solar installations on its roof to generate energy for the benefit of the surrounding community. Examples where community generation is working well can be found in St John's Church, Old Trafford and St...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Solar Power (22 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The Church of England’s Church Buildings Division offers advice and support to churches across the country who are seeking to generate energy from their roof. While this may not be appropriate for all sites there are a growing number of listed church buildings, currently over 200, who have successfully managed to install solar panels. One of the best examples of the use of solar panels...

Written Answers — Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs: Bats: Churches (10 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what information her Department holds on the application and interpretation of provisions in the Habitats Directive on bats inhabiting church premises in other EU member states.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Clergy: Females (8 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The most recent statistics available on the number of women in ordained ministry in the Church of England can be found in the table below. These figures combine all clergy who are full time or part time stipendiary clergy and those who are self-supporting clergy. Although more recent figures are not yet available, the general trend is towards an increase in women training for ordained...

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Clergy: LGBT People (8 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: The National Church Institutions of the Church of England do not maintain a record of the number of LGBT clergy.

Written Answers — Church Commissioners: Churches: Bats (2 Jun 2015)

Caroline Spelman: Following the General Election the Church Commissioners plan to seek an early meeting with the Department for Communities and Local Government regarding changing the regulations on bat roosts. In recent years the Church of England has seen increased numbers of bats using church buildings as roosts. This increased usage of our church buildings by bats for roosting is causing considerable...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Land (11 Feb 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he will take to monitor the loss to development of land in England and Wales during the UN International Year of Soils in 2015.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (19 Jan 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2015 to Question 219323, how many hectares of land as mapped in the High Speed 2 Phase One environment statement have been allocated for (a) woodland, (b) wetland and (c) grass and habitat creation.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (7 Jan 2015)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what proportion of the land due to be compulsorily purchased for High Speed Two is required for (a) construction of the track and associated infrastructure and (b) environment mitigation.

Written Answers — Department of Health: Medical Equipment: West Midlands (4 Nov 2014)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will take steps to ensure the routine commissioning of cough assist machines in the West Midlands; and if he will make a statement.

Written Answers — Department for Transport: High Speed 2 Railway Line (17 Oct 2014)

Caroline Spelman: To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what the Government's latest projected cost is for the London to Birmingham stretch of High Speed 2, with contingency identified separately.


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