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Ecclesiastical Buildings (State Aid)

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether any decision has yet been reached on the future of the scheme under which State aid is available for ecclesiastical buildings in use.

I have decided to extend the trial period for the scheme to March 1986. This will allow time for the discussions currently continuing with the church authorities about procedures for the alteration and demolition of ecclesiastical buildings to be brought to a conclusion.