Week in Westminster, 8th-12th October 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, corporate governance and employee shareholding, and the impact of Brexit on the arts. They asked questions about the death penalty and the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question on corporate engagement.

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


Monday 8th October

Parliament was not sitting 


Tuesday 9th October

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on death penalty assurances for British or former British citizens.

The Bishop of Newcastle spoke in a debate on the Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill.


Wednesday 10th October

The Bishop of Durham received a written answer on the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme


Thursday 11th October

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question from Frank Field MP on corporate engagement

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on employee shareholding and participation in corporate governance.

The Bishop of Chichester spoke in a debate on the impact of Brexit on the arts.


 

Friday 12th October

Parliament was not sitting