Week in Westminster, 27 April-1 May 2020

Parliament met this week, in Westminster and online. 

The Bishop of St Albans began each virtual sitting day in the Lords with prayers, and also asked questions of Ministers on the pressures facing charities because of the coronavirus. He also raised the situation of dairy farmers, and the humanitarian needs of people already vulnerable in Syria.

The Bishop of Durham called on Government to suspend the benefit cap and two-child limit, which he said was contributing to a rise in child poverty during the Covid-19 restrictions. He also received an answer to a written question on the impact on early years childcare provision. The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question about support for vulnerable children during lockdown.

Monday 27th April

The House of Lords did not sit


Tuesday 28th April

The Bishop of Durham received a written answer to a question on early years childcare and coronavirus.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question he had tabled to Government on dairy prices.


Wednesday 29th April

The Bishop of Gloucester asked Government about support for vulnerable children during lockdown.


 

Thursday 30th April

The Bishop of St Albans spoke in a debate about the pressures facing charities during the pandemic. He also asked a question he had tabled to Government on support for vulnerable people in Syria, which is facing a potential humanitarian crisis.

The Bishop of Durham spoke in a debate on poverty, calling on Government to lift the benefit cap and two-child limit.


Friday 1st May

Parliament did not sit.