HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c620W
25. Mr. Peter Bradley

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on his powers to appoint clergymen to livings; and on how many occasions he has exercised such powers since 1 May. [43524]

Dr. David Clark

The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster is responsible for appointing incumbents to 42 church livings on behalf of her Majesty the Queen in Right of Her Duchy of Lancaster. Since 1 May 1997 I have approved the appointment of one clergyman and one woman priest to two of these livings which had become vacant.