Week in Westminster, 6-10 July 2020

Parliament met this week, in Westminster and online. The Bishops of Carlisle and St Albans began each sitting day in the Lords with prayers. They also asked questions in the Chamber about social care, reform of Gift Aid rules to help churches and charities struggling financially, human rights in Bahrain, COVID-19 infection rates in abattoirs, and antibiotics in US farmed beef.

Answers were published to written questions from the Bishop of Durham on children’s benefits, the Bishop of St Albans on gambling, and the Bishop of Birmingham on mineral supplies for green industries.


Friday 3rd July

The Bishop of St Albans received a written answer to a question on gambling related harm (not included in last week’s round-up).


Monday 6th July

The Bishop of Carlisle asked Government about COVID-19 infection rates in abattoirs

The Bishop of Durham received a written answer on children’s benefits.

The Bishop of Birmingham received a written answer on mineral supplies for green industries.


Tuesday 7th July

The Bishop of Carlisle asked Government about the use of antibiotics in beef farming in the USA.


Wednesday 8th July

The Bishop of Carlisle asked a question about the setting up a parliamentary commission to find a way forward on social care.

The Bishop of St Albans asked Government to help strengthen human rights and the rule of law in Bahrain.


Thursday 9th July

The Bishop of St Albans asked Government for reform of Gift Aid rules to help churches and charities struggling financially.


Friday 10th July

The Second Church Estates Commissioner, Andrew Selous MP, answered a written question on singing and music in churches.