Week in Westminster, 5th – 9th March 2018

Westminster-abbeyThis 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

RochesterThe 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
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

Coventry171123 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

Canterburydebate081217aArchbishop 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

17.12.07 Carolinespelman2The 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.