This week in the House of Lords was an unusual one as it included the first Saturday sitting in 37 years. During the Saturday sitting the Bishop of Leeds responded to the statement from the Prime Minister about the new Brexit Deal. Other bishops spoke this week about the churches role in Health and Social Care in, about freedom of movement of EU and UK citizens and the current political situation in Hong Kong. Bishops also asked questions about the taxation of air-fuel, the ending of cash withdrawal by Barclays from the Post Office and received written answers to questions about the Indian Constitution and Kashmir and the Government’s plans for English language education.
The Bishop of Salisbury was on duty in the House of Lords
Saturday 19th October
The Bishop of Leeds responds to the Prime Minister’s statement on the new Brexit Deal.
Monday 21st October
Tuesday 22nd October
The Bishop of London spoke in the debate on the Queen’s Speech about role of the church and the importance of improving Health and Social Care
Wednesday 23rd October
The Bishop of Salisbury responded to a regret motion relating to the Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services (EU Exit) Regulations 2019.
This included a vote to accept or reject the the motion. Two bishops voted and supported the regret motion.
Thursday 24th October
The Bishop of St Albans asked a questions about public transport and air pollution.
The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in a debate about the political situation in Hong Kong
The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question about English Language teaching
Friday 25th October
Parliament was not sitting