Week in Westminster, 9th-13th March 2020

This week in Parliament the Bishop of Portsmouth called for a new national measurement of children’s wellbeing, backing a campaign by the Children’s Society. He also asked how the coronavirus outbreak might be managed on the prisons estate, and raised the problems faced by women and children when they leave the support of refuges.

The Bishop of Gloucester spoke in a debate on International Women’s Day, highlighting the issues of global education, violence against women and women’s treatment in the criminal justice system. She also asked Government how its Domestic Abuse Bill would meet the needs of children.

The Bishop of Bristol spoke in a debate on climate change, highlighting the commitment of the Church to net zero and the investment action being taken.

The Bishop of St Albans asked several questions about the findings of a new Gambling Commission report on participation and attitudes towards gambling. He also asked about gambling and bankruptcy, and gambling firms sponsoring football shirts.

The Bishop of Salisbury received written answers to questions on illegal waste exports.

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Andrew Selous MP, answered a question on Gypsy and Traveller sites and plans of the church to combat racism.

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


Monday 9th March

The Bishop of St Albans asked questions about gambling and bankruptcy, and gambling firms sponsoring football shirts.

The Bishop of Gloucester asked Government how its Domestic Abuse Bill would meet the needs of children.

 


Tuesday 10th March

The Bishop of Salisbury received written answers to questions on illegal waste exports.

The Bishop of Portsmouth  raised the problems faced by women and children when they leave the support of refuges.

The Bishop of Gloucester spoke in a debate on International Women’s Day, highlighting the issues of global education, violence against women and women’s treatment in the criminal justice system.


Wednesday 11th March

No contributions were made.


Thursday 12th March

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Andrew Selous MP, answered a question on Gypsy and Traveller sites and plans of the church to combat racism.

The Bishop of St Albans asked several questions about the findings of a new Gambling Commission report on participation and attitudes towards gambling.

The Bishop of Portsmouth called for a new national measurement of children’s wellbeing, backing a campaign by the Children’s Society. He also asked how the coronavirus outbreak might be managed on the prisons estate.

The Bishop of Bristol spoke in a debate on climate change, highlighting the commitment of the Church to net zero and the investment action being taken.


Friday 13th March

No contributions were made.