Week in Westminster, 30th January – 3rd February 2017

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

Westminster-abbeyThis week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on the Technical and Further Education Bill and Baroness Jones’ House of Lords Reform Bill. They also spoke in a debate on disability rights post-Brexit and asked questions about educational leadership, eviction of tenants on universal credit and food standards post-Brexit. 


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


ElyMonday 30th January

The Bishop of Ely asked a question about educational leadership.


norwich121016bTuesday 31st January

The Bishop of Norwich asked a question about evictions of tenants on universal credit.


Wednesday 1st February

The Bishop of Norwich spoke in the Second Reading debate of the Government’s Technical and Further Education Bill.


stalbans190117Thursday 2nd February

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about food standards and spoke in a debate on disability rights, both in post-Brexit UK.


Friday 3rd February

The Bishop of Norwich spoke during the Second Reading debate of Baroness Jones’ House of Lords Reform Bill.