Week in Westminster, 13th-17th November 2017

This week in the House of Lords bishops led debates on rising household debt and the freeze on benefits and spoke in other debates on universal credit and education funding. They asked questions about Zimbabwe, new housing, freedom of religion and belief, Saudi Arabia, human rights, and cathedrals.

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


Monday 13th November

The Bishop of St Albans led a debate on the levels of household debt in the UK.


Tuesday 14th November

The Bishop of Ely asked a question about new housing provision.


Wednesday 15th November

The Bishop of Coventry received answers to five questions, on freedom of religion and belief, and use of the death penalty across the Commonwealth.

 

The Bishop of Leeds received written answers to three questions about Saudia Arabia and one about the Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

 

The Bishop of Ely asked a question about the importance of cathedrals to their communities.

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about the peaceful transition of power in Zimbabwe.


Thursday 16th November

The Bishop of Durham spoke in a debate on Universal Credit.

The Bishop of Ely spoke in a debate on education funding.

The Bishop of St Albans led a debate on the effect of the benefits freeze.