This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the EU (Withdrawal) Bill and the incident in Salisbury. They asked questions on the Holy Sepulchre, civil unrest in the DRC, support available for female offenders and received answers on the incarceration of British citizens in the US, freedom of religion and belief and Child Tax Credits.
In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on the Church Investors Group, digital connectivity, environmental taxation, homelessness, the Holy Sepulchre , church infrastructure and financial education, and asked her own question about plastics reduction.
The Bishop of Rochester was on duty in the Lords throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.
Monday 5th March
The Bishop of Rochester asked the Government about support for released female offenders.
Bishop of Leeds emphasises need for accurate language in response to statement about the EU
Archbishop of York contributes to EU Withdrawal Bill debate
Bishop of St Albans receives written answer about the incarceration of a British citizen in the US
Bishop of Coventry receives written answers about freedom of religion and belief
Bishop of Durham receives answers to further written questions on Child Tax Credits
Tuesday 6th March
Archbishop of Canterbury asks about importance of coexistence of the faiths in the Old City of Jerusalem
Archbishop of Canterbury asks a question about the Government’s response to events in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Bishop of Leeds responds to government Statement on Russia and an incident in Salisbury
Wednesday 7th March
Bishop of Leeds discusses EU Withdrawal Bill amendment
Thursday 8th March
The Second church Estates Commissioner answered Church Commissioner Questions on the Church Investors Group, digital connectivity, environmental taxation, homelessness, the Holy Sepulchre, church infrastructure and financial education
The Second Church Estates Commissioner asks the Government about the churches plastics reduction campaign
Friday 9th March
Parliament did not sit.