This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the NHS, social care funding, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, lifelong learning and skills, and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act. They asked questions about EU migration, sentencing of female offenders, and NHS data records.
The Bishop of Rochester was on duty in the Lords throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.
Monday 2nd July
The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on the Report from the Select Committee on the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006.
The Bishop of Chester asked government about EU plans for managing migrants and refugees.
Tuesday 3rd July
The Bishop of Gloucester asked Government about sentencing guidelines for female offenders.
Wednesday 4th July
The Bishop of Rochester spoke in a debate on the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan.
Thursday 5th July
The Bishop of Rochester spoke in a debate on social care funding.
The Bishop of Carlisle spoke in a debate on the NHS at 70, highlighting the importance of public health and spiritual care.
Friday 6th July
The House of Lords did not sit.