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Redundant Churches

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 8th May 2002.

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Photo of Mr Tom Cox Mr Tom Cox Labour, Tooting

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how many redundant churches have been sold in each of the last five years.

Photo of Stuart Bell Stuart Bell Second Church Estates Commissioner

Sixty-five redundant churches were sold for alternative uses during the period from 1997 to 2001. The annual breakdown is:

1997 19
1998 14
1999 11
2000 9
2001 12

A smaller number was leased or otherwise disposed of for alternative use during the same period.

The Commissioners' annual report gives details of the uses found for these buildings and is available in the House of Commons Library.

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