Week in Westminster,14th-18th October 2019

cropped-cropped-palace_of_westminster_london_-_feb_20071.jpgThis week in the House of Lords Lords Spiritual attended the Queen’s Speech at the State Opening of Parliament. The Bishop of Bristol made her first speech in the Lords during the subsequent debate on the address, and the Bishop of Coventry also spoke on relations with European countries.  The Bishop of Leeds spoke about extremist elements affecting  football, and the Bishop of Oxford urged swifter action to bring in online age-verification for adult websites. The Bishop of Coventry asked what funds were available to help pupils with sever needs, not covered by SEN funding. A Private Member’s Bill was introduced on behalf of the Bishop of St Albans, to regulate gambling. 

Monday 14th October

Queen’s Speech and State Opening. Eleven Lords Spiritual attended.


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The Bishop of Leeds asked about recognition of right-wing extremism in the racism in football debate.

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The Bishop of Coventry spoke about relations with Europe, during the Queen’s Speech debate.

 


Wednesday 16th October

No contributions were made.


Thursday 17th October

The Bishop of Bristol made her first speech in the Lords, during the debate on the Queen’s Speech.

A Bill to regulate gambling was introduced by the Bishop of Coventry on behalf of its sponsor the Bishop of St Albans.

The Bishop of Oxford urged swifter action to bring in online age-verification for adult websites.

The Bishop of Coventry asked what funds were available to help pupils with sever needs, not covered by SEN funding.


Friday 18th October

Parliament was not sitting