Week in Westminster 10th-14th July 2017

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Welcome to our weekly round up of activity in Parliament. This week bishops in the House of Lords spoke on UK national security, and the challenges facing the NHS after Brexit. Bishops also asked questions about modern slavery, religious freedom in Turkey, the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan, the Central African Republic, the humanitarian situation in Gaza, Iraqi refugees, rural broadband and foodbank use.The Second Church Estates Commissioner also spoke about the humanitarian situation in Mosul and answered questions on camping in church buildings and bats in churches. 

The Bishops of Chelmsford and Leeds, were on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.

 

Monday 10th July

Dame Caroline Spelman MP answered written questions on camping in church buildings and bats in churches.

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke in a debate on the security situation in the UK.


Tuesday 11th July

The Bishop of Chelmsford asked a question about the Government’s approach to modern slavery.

 

The Bishop of Southwark received written answers to questions on religious freedom in Turkey and the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

 

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about broadband in rural areas.


Wednesday 12th July

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on the case of Asia Bibi in Pakistan. He also spoke in a debate about the challenges facing the NHS after Brexit.

Dame Caroline Spelman MP asked a question about the humanitarian situation in Mosul, Iraq


Thursday 13th July

The Bishop of Coventry received a written answer about the Central African Republic.

 

The Bishop of Leeds asked a question about foodbank users in employment.

 


Friday 14th July

The Bishop of Southwark received a written answer from Government about Iraqi refugee resettlement numbers.