Week in Westminster 20th-24th January 2020

This week in the House of Lords the Bishop of Durham co-sponsored an amendment from Lord Dubs to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill on family reunion for refugee children. He and two other bishops voted for the amendment, which passed but was subsequently overturned by MPs in the House of Commons. The Bishop of Birmingham also voted for a successful amendment on documentation for EU citizens with settled status, though this was also overturned by MPs.

The Bishop of Chelmsford commented on reports the Government were considering relocation of the House of Lords to York. The Bishop of St Albans received an answer from the Government to a question on fly-tipping, and the Bishop of Salisbury received answers to questions on plastic waste recycling and the trade in plastic waste.

The Bishop of Birmingham was on duty in the House of Lords throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.


Monday 20th January

The Bishop of Chelmsford asked the Government to reconsider its reported view that the House of Lords should be relocated to York.

The Bishop of Birmingham voted for an amendment to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, on documentation for EU citizens with settled status.


Tuesday 21st January

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer from the Government, in reply to a question about fly-tipping.

 

The Bishop of Durham co-sponsored an amendment from Lord Dubs to the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill on family reunion for refugee children. He and the Bishops of Worcester and Rochester voted for the amendment.


Wednesday 22nd January

The Bishop of Salisbury received answers to written questions on plastic recycling and the trade in plastic waste.


 

Thursday 23rd January

No contributions were made.


Friday 24th January

The House of Lords was not sitting.