Week in Westminster, 19th-23rd November 2018

This week in Parliament bishops spoke on artificial intelligence, Brexit, and on Bills relating to consent in organ donation, and making homes fit for human habitation. They also asked questions on grade inflation, the two-child limit for benefit claims, Pakistan’s blasphemy laws, and elder abuse. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question on Christians in the Middle East.

The Bishops of Oxford and Durham were on duty in the Lords, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.


Monday 19th November

The Bishop of Winchester asked a question about grade inflation in Higher Education.

The Bishop of Oxford spoke in a debate on a report about artificial intelligence.


 

Tuesday 20th November

The Bishop of Durham received written answers to three questions on the two-child limit and benefit claims.

The Bishop of St Albans asked Government about Pakistan’s blasphemy laws and the Asia Bibi case.

 

The Bishop of Leeds spoke in a debate on Brexit negotiations.


 

Wednesday 21st November

No contributions were made.


Thursday 22nd November

The Bishop of St Albans asked about elder abuse and mental health support.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question on Christians in the Middle East.


Friday 23rd November

The Bishop of Carlisle spoke in the second reading debate of the Organ Donation (Deemed Consent) Bill.

The Bishop of Rochester spoke in the second reading debate of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Bill.