Welcome to the Church of England’s weekly round-up of activity in Parliament.
This week bishops in the House of Lords asked questions about the safety of child refugees in Calais, exiting the EU, rural fuel poverty and the impact on schools of rising business rates on solar panels. Bishops spoke in debates on social mobility, anti-Semitism at universities and rural broadband. They also took part in debates and votes on the Government’s National Citizen Service Bill and Bus Services Bill.
Monday 24th October
The Bishop of Portsmouth asked a question about the safety of child refugees in Calais.
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about fuel poverty in rural areas.
The Bishop of Portsmouth welcomed the Government’s National Citizen Service Bill.
Thursday 27th October
The Bishop of St Albans took part in a debate on broadband provision in rural areas.
The Bishop of Winchester took part in a debate on anti-Semitism at universities.