HC Deb 22 March 1999 vol 328 cc21-2W
38. Mr. Corbyn

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, if he will assess the financial consequences of disestablishment of the Church of England. [76004]

Mr. Stuart Bell

I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave him on 25 January 1999,Official Report, column 17.

Disestablishment would not lie with the Commissioners to initiate and, without formal instructions and definitions, any estimates of costs are impractical.