§ 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. 
§ 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.