Week in Westminster, 11th-15th December 2017

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in a debate on the root causes of poverty and supported the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill. They asked questions about the two-child limit on benefits, credit limits and recycling. 

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


Monday 11th December

The Bishop of Carlisle asked a question about the two-child limit on welfare benefits.

Wednesday 13th December

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about local authorities and recycling.

Thursday 14th December

Two bishops spoke in a debate on the root causes of poverty. The Bishop of Carlisle highlighted the importance of family stability. The Bishop of St Albans raised mental health and rural deprivation. The Bishop of St Albans also received a written answer on credit limits by lenders.

Friday 15th December

The Bishop of Carlisle spoke in support of the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill. Eight other bishops wrote in support of the Bill to The Times.