Week in Westminster, 2nd-6th March 2020

This week in Parliament the Bishop of Salisbury spoke in support of amendments on marriage support, during debates on the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill. He also spoke in support of the BBC in a Lords debate, and asked Government for an independent review into the handling by Wiltshire Police of historic allegations against Sir Edward Heath.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about recording gambling-related suicides, and also called for a levy on the gambling industry to help pay for the cost of treating those with addiction.

The Bishop of Winchester raised concerns about the use by universities of non disclosure agreements in cases where students have reported abuse or harassment.  The Bishop of Worcester raised concern about the devaluing of arts, culture and religion in the overall education system. 

The Bishop of Durham asked a question about how poverty is measured, and the Bishop of Carlisle asked about NHS podiatry services.

The Bishop of Salisbury was on duty throughout the week, reading prayers at the start of each sitting day.


 

Monday 2nd March

No contributions were made.


Tuesday 3rd March

The Bishop of Worcester raised concern about the devaluing of arts, culture and religion in the  education system.

The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in support of amendments on marriage support, during debates on the Government’s Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill.


Wednesday 4th March

The Bishop of Durham asked a question about how poverty is measured.

The Bishop of Salisbury called for an independent review into Wiltshire Police’s handling of allegations against Sir Edward Heath.


Thursday 5th March

The Bishop of Carlisle asked Government about recruitment and retention of podiatrists.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about recording gambling-related suicides, and also called for a levy on the gambling industry to help pay for the cost of treating those with addiction.

The Bishop of Winchester raised concerns about the use by universities of non disclosure agreements in cases where students have reported abuse or harassment.

The Bishop of Salisbury spoke in support of the BBC in a Lords debate.


Friday 6th March

Parliament was not sitting