Week in Westminster, 13th-17th May 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke about Brexit and the UK’s defence policy, and asked questions about apprenticeships, and children in forced marriages. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on Christian persecution in African countries, and aid to Sri Lanka.

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

Monday 13th May

Dame Caroline Spelman MP answered two written questions from Jim Shannon MP, on aid to Sri Lanka and on persecution of Christians in African countries.


The Bishop of Portsmouth asked a question about bureaucracy and the new apprenticeship system.


Tuesday 14th May

No contributions were made.

Wednesday 15th May

The Bishop of Portsmouth spoke in a debate on Brexit and the UK’s defence and security policy.

Thursday 16th May

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on children and forced marriage.


Friday 17th May

Parliament was not sitting.

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