§ 33. Mr. Fabricant
To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, as representing the Church Commissioners what estimate has been made of the reduction in the number of stipends payable to clergy as a result of clergy retiring or leaving the Church on the grounds of the ordination of women.
§ Mr. Alison
The commissioners have made no such estimates because they have no means of knowing how many clergy may actually resign. They are, of course, discussing the possible financial implications with dioceses using a benchmark of cost per 100 men.