§ 25. Mr. Frank Field
asked the hon. Member for Wokingham, as representing the Church Commissioners, whether the Church Commissioners were invited to submit evidence to the working party on the break-up of clergy marriages.
§ Mr. William van Straubenzee
No, Sir, but representatives of the commissioners have attended all meetings of the working party and have offered information and advice as and when required.
§ Sir William van Straubenzee
I think that we must wait and see what the working party recommends to the House of Bishops and what action the House of Bishops decides to take. I remind the hon. Gentleman, however, that the commissioners are statutorily bound by this House in terms of the objectives for which their funds may be used.