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Church Repairs

Volume 448: debated on Monday 3 July 2006

To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what the take-up was of grants to pay for church repairs in 2005-06. (81837)

In 2005-6, the English Heritage/Heritage Lottery Fund joint scheme offered new grants and enhancements to existing grants which together totalled £24,465,309. As far as I am aware, all the offers were accepted.

In addition, grants totalling £999,000 were offered to 26 cathedrals and 24 of these offers (worth £971,000) were accepted.

£12,498,019 was also paid out in England in reimbursement of VAT under the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme.