§ 38. Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the right hon. Member for Selby, representing the Church Commissioners, what are the average fees, stipends or salaries paid to ordained(a) women and (b) men; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Alison
Clergy remuneration is linked to the category of post, with no differentiation on the ground of gender. In 1993 the average stipend for clergy of incumbent status was £12,830. The equivalent figure for assistant staff was £12,140. Both figures take account of fee income, which was on average about £750 per head. Accommodation, free of rent, is provided.