Week in Westminster 22nd-26th June 2020

 

Parliament met this week, in Westminster and online. The Bishop of Newcastle began each sitting day in the Lords with prayers. She also asked Government questions about post-lockdown rules on hymn singing in churches, and on poverty in coastal areas.

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question on violence against women and the Domestic Abuse Bill.

The Bishop of St Albans responded to Government statements on the attack in Reading and on the Windrush Compensation Scheme. He also asked Government about freedom of religion in China, child refugees in Greece, and took part in two votes on the Government’s Fisheries Bill.

The Bishop of Southwark asked Government  about Commonwealth citizens who have resided a long time in the UK but without documentation.

In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions from MPs on church building reopening, weddings, housing, public worship, music, online services, family life, church finances and the Transition Pathway Initiative.

Monday 22 June

The Bishop of Newcastle asked Government questions about post-lockdown rules on hymn singing in churches, and on poverty in coastal areas.


Tuesday 23 June

The Bishop of St Albans responded to a Government statement on the attacks in Reading. He also received a written answer to a question on restrictions on Christian preachers in China.


Wednesday 24 June

The Bishop of Newcastle asked Government about post-lockdown rules on hymn singing in churches.

The Bishop of St Albans responded to a Government statement on the Windrush Compensation Scheme.

The Bishop of Southwark received a written answer to two questions on the handling of cases of Commonwealth citizens who have resided a long time in the UK but without documentation.


Thursday 25 June

The Bishop of Gloucester asked a question on violence against women and the Domestic Abuse Bill.

 

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Andrew Selous MP, answered questions from MPs on church building reopening, weddings, housing, public worship, music, online services, family life, church finances and the Transition Pathway Initiative.

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on child refugees in Greece.


Friday 26 June

The Lords was not sitting