This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on the 70th anniversary of NATO, charities and anti-corruption measures, and voted on procedure for the European Union (Withdrawal) (Number 5) Bill. They asked questions about rough sleepers, religious freedom in China, street preachers, religious literacy in asylum applications, immigration detention, the benefit cap, Rwanda and Uganda, hare coursing. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions from MPs on mining companies and dam safety, and forestry holdings.
The Bishop of Peterborough was on duty throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.
Monday 1st April
The Bishop of Peterborough asked a question about help for rough sleepers.
Tuesday 2nd April
The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke in a debate on the 70th anniversary of NATO.
The Bishop of Peterborough spoke in a debate on anti-corruption measures and development aid charities.
Wednesday 3rd April
The Bishop of Peterborough asked Government about religious literacy in determining asylum applications.
The Bishop of Durham asked Government about the timescale for the review of immigration detention.
Thursday 4th April
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question he had tabled on religious freedom in China.
Three bishops took part in votes on procedure on the European Union (Withdrawal) (Number 5) Bill.
Friday 5th April
Parliament was not sitting.