Church of England Week in Westminster, 22nd-26th February 2016

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

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This week bishops in the House of Lords spoke to amendments on the Government’s Trade Union Bill and took part in votes on the Scotland Bill and Immigration Regulations. Bishops also spoke in a debate on the Middle East and on a Private Members’ Bill on NHS Charitable Trusts. They asked questions on freedom of speech at universities, conflict in Burundi, sustainable technology and NHS staff. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on pay and on celebrations for the 90th birthday of HM Queen.

Monday 22nd February

Bp Durham June 2015 bThe Bishop of Worcester asked a question about freedom of speech at universities.

The Bishop of Durham received answers to three questions on Burundi.


Tuesday 23rd February

Caroline SpelmanThe Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on pay and on celebrations to mark the 90th birthday of HM Queen.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question on sustainable smartphone technology.

The Bishop of Peterborough asked a question about permanent hospital staff.

worcesterThe Bishop of Bristol took part in the committee stage debate on the Trade Union Bill.

The Bishop of Worcester spoke in a short debate on the Middle East.


Thursday 25th February

Bishops took part in votes on the Scotland Bill and Immigration Regulations.


Friday 26th February

Bristol160226 cThe Bishop of Bristol spoke in support of the NHS (Charitable Trusts Etc) Bill at its Second Reading.