Week in Westminster, 23rd-27th October 2017

Westminster-abbeyThis week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the liberation of Raqqa, intergenerational fairness, Rohingya refugees, air and water pollution and the Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill. They asked questions about automatically increasing credit card limits, animal welfare, counter terrorism and private renters with budgetary problems. The Second Church Estates Commissioner hosted a debate on teaching English to refugees and spoke in a debate about modern slavery, highlighting the work of The Clewer Initiative. She also answered questions in the House of Commons on income inequality, the Heritage Lottery Fund, clergy vocations, the oppression of Christians overseas and same-sex marriage.

The Bishop of Salisbury was on duty in the Lords throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.


Sunday 22nd October

The Sunday Telegraph carried a report by Whitehall Editor Edward Malnick, on the Bishop of St. Albans’ Registration of Marriage Bill.

Monday 23rd October

stalbans190117The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about credit card debt and the practice of credit limits being increased automatically by providers.


Tuesday 24th October

Bp Salisbury 2The Bishop of Salisbury responded to a Government statement on the liberation of Raqqa and spoke about the need help assist displaced Christians to return safely to the region.

stalbans190117 The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about increase the current penalties, including custodial sentences, for animal welfare offences in England

Spelman CCQs June 2015 1The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Dame Caroline Spelman MP hosted a debate in the House of Commons about teaching English to refugees


Wednesday 25th October
Bp Coventry May 2015The Bishop of Coventry asked a question about the impact of official announcements relating to terrorism.

 

durham-230117The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to his question about assistance for private renters with budgetary problems.


Thursday 26th October

Bp Salisbury 2The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in a debate about intergenerational fairness and in a debate about air and water pollution

 

Bp Coventry May 2015

The Bishop of Coventry spoke in a debate about Rohingya refugees

 

Spelman CCQs June 2015 1The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered questions from MPs on income inequality, the Heritage Lottery Fund, clergy vocations, the oppression of Christians overseas and same-sex marriage.She also spoke in a debate in the House of Commons about modern slavery, raising the work of the Clewer Initiative


Friday 27th October
Bp Salisbury 2

The Bishop of Salisbury spoke during the second reading of the Democratic Political Activity (Funding and Expenditure) Bill


 

 

 

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