Oral Answers to Questions — Church Commissioners

Neil Parish, MP for Tiverton and Honiton, asked a question on the Church of England and credit Unions:


Neil Parish (Tiverton and Honiton, Conservative): Following on from the credit union question, the Church of England has many assets and quite a lot of cash investments, could it not invest that directly in a credit union to help the situation?


Tony Baldry (Second Church Estates Commissioner; Banbury, Conservative): My hon. Friend will find that something like 45 bishops in at least 31 dioceses have already been involved in a range of activities to support and raise awareness of credit unions, including investing in them.


Hansard source (Citation: HC Deb, 21 November 2013, c1368)