Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.
This week bishops in the House of Lords spoke to and voted on amendments to the Government’s Welfare Reform and Work Bill and spoke in a debate on sustainable technology. They asked questions on refugees in Calais, Sudan, family reunification, affordable housing, Daesh, Iraqi refugees, Israel, and mental health and prisons. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on former bishop George Bell and spoke in a debate on the Churches Conservation Trust.
Monday 29th February
Tuesday 1st March
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about affordable housing.
The Archbishop of Canterbury asked a question on unaccompanied children in the Calais ‘Jungle’ camp.
Wednesday 2nd March
Thursday 3rd March