HC Deb 26 March 2001 vol 365 c473W
21. Maria Eagle

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he will make an announcement on grants to places of worship which need repair. [153883]

Mr. Chris Smith

The new grant scheme for listed places of worship will be a considerable help to churches and congregations around the country. My Department is now in the process of consulting interested parties on how best to deliver the new scheme. I hope to make an announcement about the availability of the grants as early in the new financial year as possible.