Week in Westminster 29th April – 3rd May 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke about proposals for dealing with climate change, online harms and gaming addiction, and access to low-cost credit. They asked questions about rural crime, street preachers, and the impact of the two-child limit for certain benefit payments.

The Bishops of Birmingham and Coventry were on duty throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.

Monday 29th April

No contributions were made.

Tuesday 30th April

The Bishop of St Albans asked the Government if it would investigate the effects on children of the two-child limit policy for certain welfare benefits.

He also spoke in a debate on the Government’s new Online Harms White Paper, welcoming the proposals and calling for action on gaming addiction.

Wednesday 30th May

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on guidance and training for police on dealing with street preachers.

The Archbishop of York spoke about the need for those on low incomes to be able to access low-cost credit.


Thursday 2nd May

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question he had tabled, on rural crime and hare coursing.

The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in a debate on climate change, calling for action including a legally binding target of UK net zero emissions by 2045.

Friday 3rd May

Parliament was not sitting.

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