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.
The 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.
The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about partnership with faith groups in delivering social care.
The 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.
The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on child poverty.
Friday 18th November
The Bishop of Winchester spoke at the Second Reading of a Private Member’s Bill on international development aid target reporting.