Church of England Week in Westminster, 8th-12th February 2016

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Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.

cropped-palace_of_westminster_london_-_feb_2007.jpgThis week bishops in the House of Lords spoke to amendments on the Government’s Immigration Bill and Trade Union Bill and in debates on the Welfare Reform and Work Bill and Armed Forces Bill. Bishops also spoke  and in debates on education and renewable energy. Bishops also asked questions on unaccompanied child refugees, housing regeneration, building on floodplains, PSHE, refugees in Burundi, the internet in public libraries and school milk.

Monday 8th February

RochesterThe Bishop of Rochester asked a question about unaccompanied refugee children.

The Bishop of Chester spoke during committee stage of the Government’s Trade Union Bill, supporting an amendment on electronic balloting.


Tuesday 9th February

14.04.09 Portsmouth maiden speech 1The Bishop of Rochester asked a question about regeneration of housing estates.

The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke during Third Reading of the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill.


Wednesday 10th February

14.03 Bishop of ChesterThe Bishop of St Albans received two written answers about building on flood plains.

The Bishop of Chester asked a question on PSHE and parental engagement. He also asked a question on school milk.


Thursday 11th February

14.06.10 Bishop of Durham 5The Bishop of Durham received an answer to a question on refugees in Burundi.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about internet provision in libraries.

The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke during the second reading debate on the Government’s Armed Forces Bill.