Week in Westminster, 26th-30th November 2018

This week in Parliament bishops spoke in debates on child refugees and school funding, and asked questions on gambling-related harm, underage gamblers, tuberculosis, mental health crisis support, support for shipbuilders, and the establishment of the Church of England. They also took part in a vote on the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on the Northern Forest Initiative, persecuted Christians overseas, the Dean of Christ Church Oxford, the Church of England’s Christmas campaign, church social action projects, problem gambling, redundant churches, and charitable donations.

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

 


Monday 26th November

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question about the Dean of Christ Church college Oxford.

The Bishop of Worcester asked a question about support for shipbuilders.

 

 

The Bishop of Durham spoke in a debate about child refugees the 80th anniversary of the Kindertransport.


Tuesday 27th November

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered written questions on support for redundant or under-utilised churches, and on charitable donations.

The Bishop of Worcester asked a question about mental health crisis support for young people.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question he had tabled to Government about gambling related harm.

Two bishops took part in a vote on an amendment to the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill.


Wednesday 28th November

The Bishop of Worcester asked a question about the establishment of the Church of England.


Thursday 29th November

The Bishop of Worcester spoke in a debate on school funding.

The Bishop of St Albans asked about funding for tuberculosis drugs. He also received written answers to two questions on underage gambling.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions in the House of Commons on the Northern Forest Initiative, persecuted Christians overseas, Christ Church college Oxford, and the Church of England’s Christmas campaign. She also answered written questions on church social action projects, and problem gambling.

Friday 30th November

Parliament did not sit.