Week in Westminster, 27th-31st March 2017

Westminster

This week bishops in the House of Lords asked questions about healthcare in the Palestinian Occupied Territories, the future of Channel 4 as a public service broadcaster and the Motability scheme for disabled people.

They also responded to a Government statement on activating ‘Article 50’ and voted on amendments to the Government’s Technical & Further Education Bill. A bishop also spoke and voted on motions to regret the Government’s proposals to make changes to Personal Independence Payments.

Entrance to New Robing Room

The Bishop of Winchester was on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.


 

Monday 27th March

winchester171116The Bishop of Winchester spoke during a debate on two motions to regret the Government’s proposed changes to Personal Independence Payments. He also voted during two divisions on the same and voted in two other divisions on the Government’s Technical & Further Education Bill.


Tuesday 28th March

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about access to healthcare in the Palestinian Occupied Territories.


Wednesday 29th March

southwark-20feb17The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about the importance of publicly owned broadcasting in the UK and the future of Channel 4.

The Bishop of Winchester responded to a Government statement about activating Article 50.


Thursday 30th March

stalbans190117-bThe Bishop of St Albans asked a question about the future of the Motability scheme.