Church commissioners

Matters concerning the established Church of England are dealt with at Question Time by a parliamentary representative of the church commissioners. The church commissioner's role is to answer any parliamentary questions relating to the Church of England in the same way that a government minister may face questions about a particular government department. The Second Church Estates Commissioner is appointed by the crown and is traditionally a backbench member of the party in government. The appointment lasts for the duration of the Parliament.

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