Week in Westminster, 30th April – 4th May 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke and voted on amendments to the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill, and asked questions about protecting children from gambling advertising, on the benefit cap and two-child limit, plastic materials in packaging and clothing,  and assistance for refugees. 

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

Monday 30th April

The Bishop of Portsmouth asked a question about the benefit cap and the two-child limit.

The Bishop of Leeds took part in debates and votes on amendments to the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill. He also asked a follow-up question to an oral question on Islam.

Tuesday 1st May

No contributions were made.

Wednesday 2nd May

The Bishop of Salisbury asked a question about plastic packaging and polyester in clothing.

The Bishop of Chester took part in a vote on an amendment to the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill.


The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question on assistance for refugees.


Thursday 3rd May

The Bishop of St Albans asked an oral question he had tabled to Government, urging them to protect children from gambling advertising.

Friday 4th May

Parliament was not sitting