Week in Westminster 7th-11th January 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement, and the welfare of girls in conflict-afflicted countries. 

They asked questions on benefit reforms and the impact on children, Iranians seeking asylum in the UK, child refugees, and Universal Credit. The Bishop of Durham welcomed the Government’s announcement on the two-child limit on welfare benefits.

In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on cathedral choirs and disability discrimination legislation.

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


 

Monday 7th January

The Bishop of Durham asked a question about Iranians seeking asylum in the UK.


Tuesday 8th January

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question about child refugees and rights of family reunion. She also spoke in a debate about girls in conflict-afflicted areas.

The Bishop of Durham asked a question about Universal Credit.


Wednesday 9th January

The Archbishop of Canterbury spoke in a debate on the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question on cathedral choirs.


Thursday 10th January

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question on cathedrals and disability discrimination legislation.

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question she had tabled to Government on benefit reforms and the impact on children.

Friday 11th January

Parliament was not sitting