HC Deb 28 October 1993 vol 230 c707W
Mr. Roger Evans

To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will make a statement on the Church Commissioners' proposals to reduce the funding support for parishes over the next five years.

Mr. Alison

The Commissioners are currently discussing with dioceses what action will be needed over the next few years to correct the over-distribution of Commissioners' funds in previous years and to bring their income and expenditure into balance. This is likely to involve a mixture of reductions in allocations and the transfer to dioceses of responsibility for some categories of expenditure. The mission and ministry of the Church will depend increasingly on the giving of church members.