Church of England Week in Westminster, 11th – 15th April 2016

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

This week bishops in the House of Lords sponsored an amendment to the Government’s Housing Bill, and spoke during the debate on the Immigration, Energy and HS2 Bills. Bishops voted this week in divisions in the Housing and Immigration Bills and spoke during a debate on the Deloitte report ‘Technology and people: The great job-creating machine’.

The Bishops asked questions about credit unions, the Panama Papers, humanitarian aid, mental health and Regional Schools Commissioners. A number of written answers were also received  about Iraq and Syria. Monday 11th April

Bp Durham June 2015 bThe Bishop of Durham asked a supplementary question about credit unions

Bp Coventry May 2015

 

The Bishop of Coventry spoke during debate on the Housing Bill about starter homes

ChesterThe Bishops of Chester and Coventry voted in a number of divisions in the Housing Bill

The Bishop of Coventry responded to the Government statement on the Panama Papers

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The Bishop of Southwark received written answers about Iraq and Syrian Refugees

The Bishop of Leeds received written answers about Iraq and Syria

The Bishop of Coventry received written answers about reconstructing Iraq


Tuesday 12th April

Bp Coventry May 2015
The Bishop of Coventry asked a supplementary question about humanitarian aid

The Bishop of Chester voted in a division in the Immigration Bill

Bp Southwark May 2015The Bishop of Chester spoke during debate on the Energy Bill

The Bishop of Southwark received a written answer about Refugees from Syria

 


Wednesday 13th April

StAlbans171115The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about mental health provision for young people

The Bishop of St Albans spoke during debate on the Housing Bill and proposed an amendment to the Bill on the ‘right to buy’


Thursday 14th April

Bp Coventry May 2015The Bishop of Coventry asked a question about Regional Schools Commissioners

The Bishop of Coventry spoke during debate on the HS2 Bill

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The Bishop of Derby spoke in a debate about the Deloitte report ‘Technology and people: The great job-creating machine’