Week in Westminster 11th-15th March 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on Brexit and asked questions about prisoner rehabilitation, and the separation barrier in Israel. Bishops voted on amendments to the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill, Trade Bill and House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered written questions on Christ Church Oxford and Bishop George Bell.

The Bishop of Southwark was on duty throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.

 


Monday 11th March

Church Commissioner Dame Caroline Spelman answered a written question on Christ Church Oxford.

 

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about the separation barrier in Israel.

 


Tuesday 12th March

The Archbishop of York spoke in response to the Attorney General’s statement on Brexit negotiations.

 

Church Commissioner Dame Caroline Spelman answered a written question about Bishop George Bell.

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about providing more resources for prisoner rehabilitation.

Four bishops voted on amendments to the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill.


Wednesday 13th March

The Bishop of Southwark asked a question about Zimbabwe rejoining the Commonwealth.

Three bishops voted on amendments to the Trade Bill.


Thursday 14th March

No contributions were made.


Friday 15th March

The Bishop of St Albans voted on a motion relating to debate on the House of Lords (Hereditary Peers) (Abolition of By-Elections) Bill.