Church of England Week in Westminster, 5th-9th September 2016

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

abc-mcfall-2This week bishops in the House of Lords led a debate on banking reform and spoke in debates on school admissions and civil society. Bishops also paid tribute to the departing Lord Speaker and asked questions on executive pay, children at the Calais refugee camp and pensions for UK nationals living abroad. Church Commissioner questions were answered on children in care and churches in Blackburn. Answers to questions tabled during the parliamentary recess on religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Bangladesh were also published.  

Entrance to New Robing RoomThe Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishops of Southwark, Truro and Birmingham were on duty throughout the week, leading prayers in the Lords Chamber at the start of each sitting day.


Recess

13.10 Bishop of CoventryThe Bishop of Coventry received answers to written questions on human rights and religious freedom in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


Caroline SpelmanMonday 5th September

The Archbishop of Canterbury paid tribute to the departing Lord Speaker and welcomed her successor.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on children in care and churches in Blackburn.


abccalaisqTuesday 6th September

The Archbishop of Canterbury asked a question about the situation of unaccompanied children in the Calais refugee camp.


St Albans 2Thursday 8th September

The Bishop of St Albans asked an oral question about executive pay.

Derby 191115cThe Bishop of Derby spoke in a debate about the importance to democracy of charities, trade unions and civil society.

The Bishop of St Albans led a debate on banking reform. The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke in the debate.

The Bishop of St Albans also spoke in a debate about school admissions.


Friday 9th September

The Bishop of St Albans received answers to written questions on pensions for UK nationals living abroad.