Week in Westminster, 19th -23rd February 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on the importance of volunteers, on nuclear weapons, and the Ecumenical Marriage Bill. They asked questions about the humanitarian crisis in Syria, women in the prison system, apprenticeships, attacks on Christians in Sudan, social care, child tax credits, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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


Monday 19th February

The Archbishop of Canterbury received a written answer to a question about the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The Bishop of Durham received a written answer about child tax credits


 

Tuesday 20th February

The Bishop of Winchester paid tribute to the departing Black Rod. He also asked a question about creating apprenticeships.

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke during a debate about the United Nations Conference on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.


Wednesday 21st February

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about the impact of an ageing society on Local Government social care services.

The Bishop of Newcastle spoke in a debate about the importance of volunteering .


 

Thursday 22nd February

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about attacks on Christians in Sudan. 

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question about the prison service and funding of women’s centres.

 

The Bishops of St Albans and Leeds asked questions about the humanitarian situation in Syria.


 

Friday 23rd February

The Bishop of Winchester spoke in the Second Reading debate of the Ecumenical Marriage Bill.