Church of England Week in Westminster, 9th-13th May 2016

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

St AlbansThis week bishops in the House of Lords asked questions on supporting unaccompanied child refugees, help for displaced people in Iraq and Syria, fly-tipping and voter turnout . A bishop also spoke in a debate on the Government’s Life Chances strategy. The 2015-16 parliamentary session has now ended. Parliament will return for the State Opening and Queen’s Speech on Wednesday 18th May.

Entrance to New Robing RoomThe Bishop of Truro, Rt Revd Tim Thornton, was on duty throughout the week, leading prayers in the Lords Chamber at the start of each sitting day.

TSt Albans 2uesday 10th May

The Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, tabled a question and asked a follow-up on support for unaccompanied child refugees.

Bishop of Truro 20.6.13Wednesday 11th May

The Bishop of Truro spoke in a Lords debate on the Government’s Life Chances strategy.

Thursday 12th May

SouthwarkThe Bishop of St Albans received written answers to questions of Government about fly-tipping and asked a question about voter turnout.

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about support for displaced people from Iraq and Syria.