Week in Westminster 10th-14th June 2019

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on the regulation of online spaces, and Coventry City of Culture. They asked questions about lessons from Grenfell Tower, investment in peacebuilding, homophobic and misogynistic attacks, religious freedom in Hong Kong, support for young carers, and 5G mobile networks. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions on affordable housing, land and forestry ownership in Scotland, grants, and coal use in churches and vicarages.

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


Monday 10th June

The Bishop of Coventry asked Government about lessons learned from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.


Tuesday 11th June

The Archbishop of Canterbury asked Government about investment in peacebuilding.

The Bishop of Coventry asked a question about homophobic and misogynistic attacks, and made a speech about theatre and Coventry City of Culture.


Wednesday 12th June

The Bishop of Coventry asked a question about freedom and protections for religious people in Hong Kong.

The Bishop of Chelmsford spoke in a debate about regulation of online spaces.


Thursday 13th June

The Bishop of St Albans asked about support for young carers, and also received a written answer about 5G mobile networks.

Dame Caroline Spelman answered a written question on affordable housing, a written question about grants to the Archbishops’ Council, a written question about coal use in churches and vicarages, and three written questions on land and forestry holdings in Scotland.


Friday 14th June

The Bishop of Coventry spoke in support of the Access to Palliative Care Bill.