Week in Westminster, 10th-14th September 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops led a debate on women’s centres, and spoke in debates on antisemitism, problem gambling, and the Government’s Victims Strategy. They asked questions about gambling advertising, countering extremism, and the anniversaries of D-day and the Battle of Arnhem.

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

Monday 10th September

The Bishop of Chester responded to a Government statement on its new Victims Strategy.

Tuesday 11th September

The Bishop of Birmingham asked a question about the anniversaries of D-day and the Battle of Arnhem.

Wednesday 12th September

The Bishop of Gloucester led a debate on the positive impact of women’s centres in the justice system. She also wrote for the Times Red Box website about the same.

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on addiction, focusing on the social harm of problem gambling. He also asked a question he had tabled on gambling advertising, and published an article about the same on the Politics Home website.

The Archbishop of Canterbury gave an address to the Trade Union Congress in Manchester.

Thursday 13th September

The Bishop of Birmingham spoke in a debate on antisemitism and affirmed the commitment of bishops of the Church of England to adopt and abide by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition and its examples.

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on the Commission for Countering-Extremism.

Friday 14th September

No contributions were made