Church of England Week in Westminster 6th-10th June 2016

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

This week the Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham gave evidence on immigration and asylum support to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee. In the Lords the Bishop of Derby spoke in a debate on FGM, during debate on Bills about arms’ brokers and renter’s rights, and asked a question on DfID funding in Burma. 


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


Monday 6th June

The Bishop of Derby asked a question about DfID funding to Burma.


HASC160607Tuesday 7th June

The Archbishop of Canterbury and Bishop of Durham gave evidence on immigration and asylum support to MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee.


Bishop of DerbyThursday 9th June

The Bishop of Derby spoke in a debate on combating FGM.


Friday 10th June

The Bishop of Derby spoke in the Second Reading debates of two Private Members’ Bills: the Register of Arms Brokers Bill [HL] and the Renters’ Rights Bill [HL]. Links to speeches to follow.