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.
Monday 7th May
Parliament was not sitting
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.
Wednesday 9th May
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
Friday 11th May