This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke on serious youth violence, and the need to scrap the ‘two-child limit’ welfare policy. They asked questions about climate change, problem gambling in the armed forces, independent living for disabled people, child refugees, higher education funding, music education, and prescription opiates. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner asked the Foreign Secretary about religious literacy training for diplomats, and answered a question on Commissioner landholdings in Scotland.
The Bishop of Chichester was on duty throughout the week and read prayers at the start of each sitting day.
Monday 24th June
The Bishop of London asked a question about independent living for disabled people.
The Bishop of St Albans received written answers in reply to five questions about problem gambling and gaming machines in the armed forces and on the armed forces estates.
The Bishop of Carlisle received a written answer from the Government about opiates and prescriptions for chronic pain.
The Bishop of Chichester asked a question about the fall in students taking music education.
Tuesday 25th June
Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman asked the Foreign Secretary about religious literacy training for diplomats.
The Bishop of Chichester asked a question about the mental health of unaccompanied child refugees.
The Bishop of St Albans asked a question he had tabled on the impact of weapons exported from the United Kingdom to Saudi Arabia on the conflict in Yemen.
Wednesday 26th June
The Bishop of Oxford asked Government what more it planned to do to combat climate change.
Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman answered a written question from Deidre Brock MP on landholdings in Scotland.
Thursday 27th June
The Bishop of Chichester asked a question about the impact of higher education funding changes.
The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate on serious youth violence.
The Bishop of Chichester spoke in a debate on welfare reforms and called for the Government to scrap its two-child limit policy.
Friday 28th June
Parliament did not sit.