Church of England Week in Westminster, 18th-22nd April 2016

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

This week bishops in the House of Lords spoke in favour of an amendment to the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill, in a debate on the BBC Charter Review and paid tribute to the Queen on her 90th birthday. Bishops also asked questions about offshore tax arrangements, Burundi and Daesh in Iraq.

 

Monday 18th April

14.02 PeterboroughThe Bishop of Peterborough spoke in support of an amendment to the Government’s Housing and Planning Bill.


Wednesday 20th April

The Bishop of Peterborough asked a question about the transparency of offshore tax arrangements


Thursday 21st April

Archbishop of CanterburyThe Archbishop of Canterbury received written answers to three questions on peace-building and reconciliation in Burundi.

Archbishop of YorkThe Archbishop of York paid tribute to HM The Queen on the occasion of her 90th birthday.

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about mine clearances in Daesh former occupied land.

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke in a debate on a report about the BBC’s charter renewal.


 Friday 22nd April

Bp Coventry May 2015The Bishop of Coventry received written answers to three questions on Daesh, Iraq and humanitarian law.