Week in Westminster, 22nd-26th October 2018

This week in the House of Lords the Bishop of Bristol was introduced as a new Member, and bishops asked questions about the impact of Brexit on food security and the impact of citizenship fees on children’s welfare. The Bishop of St Albans joined Peers in calling for the reduction in betting machine stakes to be introduced without further delay. The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, led a debate in the House of Commons on allowing asylum seekers the right to work.

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


Monday 22nd October

No contributions were made.


Tuesday 23rd October

The Bishop of Bristol was introduced to the House of Lords as a new Member, sponsored by the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Salisbury.

The Bishop of Ely asked Government about the impact of citizenship fees on children’s welfare.

 

The Bishop of Salisbury asked Government about impact of Brexit on food security


 

 

Wednesday 24th October

The Bishop of St Albans had a letter published in the Financial Times calling on Government to reduce the £100 betting machine stake without further delay.

 

The Bishop of Chester voted on an amendment to the Government’s Ivory Bill.


 

Thursday 25th October

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, led a debate in the House of Commons on allowing asylum seekers the right to work.


Friday 26th October

No contributions were made