Week in Westminster 3rd-7th June 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops introduced the Church Representation and Ministers Measure for approval, and spoke in debates on climate change and renewable energy, and heritage railways. They also asked questions about voluntary sector involvement in probation services, Egypt and Sudan, and rural bus services. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question about affordable housing.

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


Monday 3rd June

Parliament was in recess


Tuesday 4th June

The Bishop of Leeds asked Government about rural bus services.


Wednesday 5th June

The Bishop of Newcastle asked a question she had tabled, on the national probation service.

The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in a debate about climate change and renewable energy.

The Bishop of Leeds spoke in a debate about heritage railways and young people.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a written question on affordable housing.


Thursday 6th June

The Bishop of Leeds introduced the Church Representation and Ministers Measure for approval by the House of Lords, and asked Government about discussions with Egypt over Sudan.


Friday 7th June

Parliament did not sit.