Church Commissioners News 2018

27th June 2018 - Church Commissioners addresses the National Church Conference 

Watch footage of Dame Caroline's address to the National Church Conference here (External Link)

 

07th June 2018 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; the Clewer Initiative, Middle East, the LGBTQ Community, Bell Ringing and Violence Against Christians.

Read the debate in full via Hansard or via this link.

(Please note that CCQ's follow DEFRA Questions in this edition).

 

26th April 2018 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned;Freedom of Religion or Belief, The Circular Economy, Rural Schools, and Out of School Education.

Read the debate in full via Hansard.

(Please note that CCQ's follow DEFRA Questions in this edition).

 

20th March 2018 - Parliamentary Debate | 'More needs to be done to establish a diverse network of potential foster carers says MP'.

Following a recent review into foster care in the UK, Meriden MP, Dame Caroline Spelman, took part in a Westminster Hall debate on the issue of fostering and faith. During the debate, the MP told Parliament that society ‘must go out of its way to reach minority ethic potential foster-care applicants’ and called on MPs to help bust many ‘myths’ that are preventing children from being fostered. 

Read more about the debate here.

 

08th March 2018 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; Environmental Taxation Funding, Homelessness, Rural Wi-fi and Broadband and the Churches Investment Group.

Read the debate in full via Hansard.

(Please note that CCQ's follow DEFRA Questions in this edition).

 

06th February 2018 | Celebrating 100 Years of Women’s Suffrage

Dame Caroline celebrated the 100th Anniversary of Women's suffrage with the Bishop of Gloucester in Parliament.

Read more about this news item here.

 

01st February 2018 | '#GiveUpPlasticForLent - MP joins campaign to tackle plastic waste'

Dame Caroline Spelman has joined her Conservative colleagues in Parliament in pledging to give up plastic for Lent. The parliamentarians have each agreed to take part in different challenges to reduce their own use of plastics during the 40 days in the run up to Easter.

Read more about the campaign here.

 

25th January 2018 - Church Commissioners Questions | House of Commons

The Church Commissioner answered oral and written questions from MP's in the House of Commons Chamber. Questions from MPs concerned; Marriage Registration, Religious Vocations, Banning Gay Conversion Therapy and Christians in the Middle East.

Read the debate in full via Hansard.

(Please note that CCQ's follow DEFRA Questions in this edition).

 

04th January 2018 | Victory in MP's campaign to put mums on Marriage Certificates

The Home Office is expected to sign off on plans to include mother’s details on marriage certificates following a successful campaign led by Meriden MP and Second Church Estates Commissioner, Dame Caroline Spelman.

Read more about this news item here.