Week in Westminster 28th January – 1st February 2019

Westminster-abbeyThis week in the House of Lords bishops spoke about social housing, the NHS long-term plan, mental health care for children and young people,  and on amendments to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill. They voted on a Motion about the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement and asked questions about gambling, teacher recruitment, nurses, the female offender strategy, and fly-tipping.

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


Monday 28th January

The Bishop of London asked a question about professional development for nurses.

The Bishops of Bristol and Chelmsford voted on an Opposition Motion about the Government’s EU Withdrawal Agreement.


Tuesday 29th January

The Bishop of Ely asked a question about teacher recruitment in rural areas.


Wednesday 30th January

The Bishop of Carlisle spoke in a debate on mental health treatment for children and young people.

The Bishop of St Albans received answers to questions on NHS treatment of problem gambling.


Thursday 31st January

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question on the female offenders strategy.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about fly-tipping.

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke in a debate on social housing.

The Bishop of Carlisle spoke in a debate on the NHS long-term plan, highlighting the importance of spiritual care.


Friday 25th January

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke during debate on amendments to the Civil Partnerships, Marriages and Deaths (Registration etc.) Bill