Before the House rose for its short November recess bishops spoke about bilateral trade between the UK and African nations and took part in a debate on the Government’s Bank of England Bill. Questions were asked about private sponsorship schemes for Syrian refugees and support for farmers with delayed rural payments.
Monday 9th November
The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about progress towards implementing a private sponsorship scheme for refugees.
Tuesday 10th November
The Bishop of St Albans asked the Government about contingency for farmers with cash-flow problems because of delayed rural payments.
Wednesday 11th November
The Bishop of Southwark spoke during the committee stage of the Government’s Bank of England and Financial Services Bill on amendments relating to the ‘reverse burden of proof’. He also made a speech during a debate on the UK’s bilateral trade arrangements with African nations, focusing on Zimbabwe and Senegal.