Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.
This 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.
The Bishop of St Albans, Rt Revd Alan Smith, tabled a question and asked a follow-up on support for unaccompanied child refugees.
The Bishop of Truro spoke in a Lords debate on the Government’s Life Chances strategy.
Thursday 12th May
The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about support for displaced people from Iraq and Syria.