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Lead Theft

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

9. To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what estimate the Church Commissioners have made of the number of churches from which lead has been stolen in the last two years. (254306)

In the last two years, Anglican churches have suffered over 4,500 thefts of metal costing around £18.5 million. These have been by far the worst in the Church’s history for metal theft.