This week in the House of Lords bishops asked questions about nursing provision in rural areas, Zimbabwe, police widows, Nissan, gambling addiction, and access to funding for community groups. A bishop spoke during the debate on the Government’s Offensive Weapons Bill about the proposed new Knife Crime Prevention Orders.
The Bishop of Lincoln was on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day in the House of Lords.
Monday 4th February
The Bishop of Lincoln asked a question about nursing provision in rural areas.
The Bishop of Durham asked a question about access by community groups to the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.
Tuesday 5th February
The Bishop of Southwark received written answers to questions on the economic situation and violence in Zimbabwe.
The Bishop of St Albans asked Government about support for young people with gambling addictions.
The Bishop of Lincoln responded to a Government statement about the Nissan car factory in Sunderland.
Wednesday 6th February
The Bishop of Newcastle expressed caution over proposed new Knife Crime Prevention Orders during debate on the Government’s Offensive Weapons Bill.
The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question on police widows.
Thursday 7th February
No contributions were made
Friday 8th February
The House of Lords did not sit.