HC Deb 16 June 1997 vol 296 c34W
43. Mr. Clifton-Brown

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, what consultations have taken place with parishes since the Pensions Measure 1997 was approved by Parliament. [2039]

Mr. Stuart Bell

Consultations with individual parishes are a matter for dioceses. The Commissioners have been consulting closely with Diocesan Boards of Finance about transitional assistance, which the Commissioners will provide so that the cost of pension contributions can be absorbed by dioceses and parishes over a manageable period.

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