Week in Westminster 18th-22nd February 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops asked questions about the two-child limit and racist incidents in schools. In the House of Commons questions were asked of the Church Commissioners on rural parish clergy, metal theft, bell ringing and gravestones. Written answers were provided on Christian persecution overseas, homelessness, and married couples’ tax allowances.

The Bishop of Chichester was on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day in the House of Lords.


Monday 18th February

The Bishop of Ely asked a question about racist incidents in schools.


Tuesday 19th February

No contributions were made.


Wednesday 20th February

No contributions were made.


Thursday 21st February

The Leader of the House of Commons answered questions on behalf of the Church Commissioners, on rural parish clergy, metal theft, bell ringing and gravestones.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered written questions on Christian persecution overseas, homelessness, and married couples’ tax allowances.

 

The Bishop of Durham asked a question about the two-child limit and free school meals policy.

 


Friday 22nd February

Parliament did not sit.