This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on women in the Church, and climate change. They asked questions about female genital mutilation, gender equality in boardrooms, and the construction of new frigates in Portsmouth.
The Bishop of Portsmouth was on duty throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.
Monday 4th March
The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in a debate on climate change, to regret Government proposals on feed-in tariffs.
Tuesday 5th March
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about gender equality in boardrooms and pressure applied on companies by church investors.
Wednesday 6th March
The Bishop of Portsmouth asked a question about the construction of new frigates in Portsmouth.
Thursday 7th March
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about female genital mutilation.
The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke in a debate on women’s equality and International Women’s Day, focusing on the Church of England.
Friday 1st March
Parliament did not sit.