Week in Westminster, 24th-28th February 2020

This week in Parliament the Bishop of Gloucester led a debate on early years interventions to help children and families, spoke during the passage of the Government’s Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill, and and also spoke in a debate on alternatives to prison custody for women who offend.

The Bishop of Worcester paid tribute to emergency service workers in response to recent flooding.

The Bishop of London asked a question about the affordability of housing. The Bishop of Durham asked a question about funding for refugee resettlement, and the Bishop of Peterborough asked Government about war widows’ pensions.

The Bishop of Southwark spoke in  debate on Israel & Palestine, and the latest US initiated peace plan.

The Bishop of Leeds responded to a Government statement on rough sleeping.

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate about inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and received an answer to a written question about the impact of advertising to children.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner Andrew Selous took the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure through the House of Commons, and answered a written question on bats in churches.

The Bishops of Gloucester and Peterborough were on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.


Monday 24th February

The Bishop of Durham asked Government about refugee resettlement funding.

The Bishop of Gloucester spoke during the passage of the Government’s Terrorist Offenders (Restriction of Early Release) Bill.


Tuesday 25th February

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate about inequalities faced by Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, and received a written answer on the impact of advertising to children.

The Bishop of Peterborough asked Government about war widows’ pensions.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner Andrew Selous took the Church of England (Miscellaneous Provisions) Measure through the House of Commons

The Bishop of Worcester paid tribute to emergency service workers in response to recent flooding.


Wednesday 26th February

No contributions were made


Thursday 27th February

The Bishop of London asked a question about the affordability of housing.

The Bishop of Leeds responded to a Government statement on rough sleeping.

The Bishop of Gloucester led a debate on early years interventions to help children and families, and also spoke in a debate on alternatives to prison custody for women who offend.

The Bishop of Southwark spoke in a debate on the United States’ proposals for peace between Israelis and Palestinians.


Friday 28th February

The Second Church Estates Commissioner Andrew Selous answered a written question on bats in churches.