Week in Westminster, 7th May – 11th May 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the Scrap Metal Dealers Act, the current situation in Myanmar, the Refugee (Family Reunion) Bill and the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill. They also responded to a Government statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal and asked a question about strengthening the family. Bishops also voted on amendments to the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill.

The Bishop of Ely and Bishop of Chester were on duty in the Lords throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.



Monday 7th May
Parliament was not sitting


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Tuesday 8th May

The Bishop of Leeds moved an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal) Bill. The amendment was put to a vote and passed, by 298 to 227.

Bishops took part in three other votes on amendments to the Government’s EU (Withdrawal) Bill.


Chester

Wednesday 9th May

The Bishop of Chester asked a supplementary question about strengthening the family. he also responded to the Government statement on the Iran Nuclear Deal

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Thursday 10th May

The Bishop of Chester spoke in debate about the Scrap Metal Dealers Act

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate about the situation in Myanmar


Chester

Friday 11th May

The Bishop of Chester spoke during the Committee Stage of the Refugees (Family Reunion) Bill and during the Second Reading debate of the Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill.