George Bell

Church Commissioners written question – answered on 6th May 2016.

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Photo of Frank Field Frank Field Chair, Work and Pensions Committee

To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, how many people involved in investigating allegations of child abuse made against George Bell consulted his papers and diaries in Lambeth Palace Library in the last three years.

Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner

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 to view the papers and diaries of George Bell that are held in the Library.

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Photo of Caroline Spelman Caroline Spelman The Second Church Estates Commissioner

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.

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