Church of England Week in Westminster, 14th-18th November 2016

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

This week bishops in the House of Lords asked questions about social care and pressures on teachers and spoke in debates on child poverty, international students, and trade and development. Bishops also spoke in debate on a Private Member’s Bill about development aid and sponsored an amendment to the Government’s Policing and Crime Bill. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner asked the DfID Secretary about development partnering with the Anglican Communion and answered a written question about land in Peterborough.

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


Monday 14th November

The House did not sit.

Bishop of WinchesterTuesday 15th November

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about partnership with faith groups in delivering social care.

Caroline SpelmanWednesday 16th November

The Second Church Estates Commissioner asked Government about partnership with the Anglican Communion in aid and development. She also answered  a written question on land in Peterborough.

14.06.09 Bishop of CarlisleThe Bishop of Carlisle asked a question about mental health pressures on teachers.

An amendment co-sponsored by the Bishop of Bristol to the Government’s Policing and Crime Bill on child abduction, was debated.

StAlbans171115Thursday 17th November

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on child poverty.

The Bishop of Winchester spoke in a debate on international students and in a further debate on trade and development.

Friday 18th November

The Bishop of Winchester spoke at the Second Reading of a Private Member’s Bill on international development aid target reporting.