§ Mr. Flynn
To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will take measures to ensure that the Church of England Pensions Board responds to the letter from the Parish Protection Board, dated 7 November 1996; if he will place a copy of the reply in the Library; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Stuart Bell
This is not a matter for the Church Commissioners; it is a matter for the Church of England Pensions Board. I understand, however, that a reply was sent to the Parishes Protection Group on 18 February 1997, after consideration at a meeting of the full Pensions Board (No. 4496 in the Order Paper dated 17 June).