This week in the House of Lords bishops hosted a debate on armed forces welfare, sponsored an amendment to the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill, and spoke in debates about the armed forces, the north of England and the situation of the Rohingya Muslim people in Burma. They also asked questions about underage online gambling, the situation of UK and EU nationals after Brexit and the safety of people returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question about churchyard biodiversity in the Blackburn Diocese.
The Bishop of Birmingham was on duty throughout the week, leading prayers in the Lords Chamber at the start of each sitting day.
The Bishop of Portsmouth hosted a debate about armed forces welfare.
The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question about the safety of those returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question about churchyard biodiversity in the Diocese of Blackburn.
The Bishop of Leeds asked a question about the situation of EU nationals in the UK and UK nationals in the EU after Brexit.
The Bishop of Birmingham introduced an amendment to the Government’s Higher Education and Research Bill on diversity of institutions.
The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke in a debate about the armed forces.