Week in Westminster, 4th-8th June 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on Israel and Palestine, and refugee resettlement, and asked  questions about SEN funding, leukaemia treatment, Burundi, and Forestry Commission land. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on modern slavery, Middle East peace,  Church of Scotland relations, LGBTQ community, bell ringing, Nigerian Christians, religious literacy, overseas orphanages, affordable housing, gay conversion therapy and the Pemberton tribunal case.

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


Monday 4th June

The Bishop of Carlisle asked a question about Special Educational Needs funding for small schools.

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on Forestry Commission land.


Tuesday 5th June

The Bishop of Durham received a response to a written question about the UK Government’s representations to the government of Burundi.


Wednesday 6th June

Dame Caroline Spelman MP answered a written question from Ben Bradshaw MP about legal costs in the Jeremy Pemberton tribunal case


Thursday 7th June

Dame Caroline Spelman MP, representing the Church Commissioners, answered questions in the House of Commons from MPs on modern slavery, Middle East peace,  Church of Scotland relations, LGBTQ community, bell ringing, Nigerian Christians, religious literacy, overseas orphanages, affordable housing, and gay conversion therapy.

The Bishop of Chester spoke in a debate on the Palestinian territories.

 

The Bishop of Carlisle asked a question about access to treatment for leukaemia patients. He also spoke in a debate on a report on the Syrian Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme.


Friday 8th June

Parliament did not sit.