This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on the Government’s Digital Economy Bill and voted on amendments to the Government’s Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill. Bishops spoke in debates on heritage, Syria and self-harm by young people, and asked questions about the new Housing White Paper, religious literacy of asylum caseworkers, mental health in the workplace, and on residential care staff. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on pay, employment and security.
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about residential care staffing.
Tuesday 7th February
The Bishop of St Albans and the Bishop of Chester responded to a Government statement on the new Housing White Paper. Bishops also took part in votes on the Government’s Health Services Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill.
Wednesday 8th February
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about workplace mental health support
The Bishop of Chester spoke during a debate on amendments to the Government’s Digital Economy Bill.
Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP answered a number of written questions about pay, employment and office facilities for the Church Commissioners and National Church Institutions.
Thursday 9th February
The Bishop of Coventry spoke in a debate about Syria.