Week in Westminster, 13th-17th July 2020

Parliament met this week, in Westminster and online. The Bishop of Birmingham began each sitting day in the House of Lords with prayers. He also asked questions in the Chamber about pay and conditions in UK trade supply chains, and reports of plans to move the Lords to York.

The Archbishop of Canterbury asked Government about preventing use of digital platforms for incitement to hatred and violence. The Bishop of Bristol asked Government about Covid-19, modern slavery and agricultural workers.

The Bishop of Salisbury asked a question about aid for Sudan and South Sudan. The Bishop of Durham asked Government about the impact of the two-child limit on poverty in working families. The Bishop of St Albans supported amendments to the Government’s Agriculture Bill on food security, and also asked Government about small businesses and Brexit transition. The Bishop of Newcastle received a written answer to a question on Coastal Communities funding for the north-east.

Both Houses of Parliament passed motions to approve for Royal Assent the Church of England Channel Islands Measure.

Monday 13th July

The Bishop of Salisbury asked a question about aid for Sudan and South Sudan.

The Bishop of Newcastle received a written answer to a question on Coastal Communities funding for the north-east.


Tuesday 14th July

The House of Commons passed a motion to approve for Royal Assent the Church of England Channel Islands Measure, in a debate led by the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Andrew Selous MP.

The Bishop of St Albans supported amendments to the Government’s Agriculture Bill, on food security.

The Bishop of Birmingham asked questions on pay and conditions in UK trade supply chains, and on reported plans to relocate the House of Lords to York.


Wednesday 15th July

The House of Lords passed a motion to approve for Royal Assent the Church of England Channel Islands Measure, in a debate led by the Bishop of Birmingham.

The Bishop of Durham asked Government about the impact of the two-child limit on poverty in working families.

The Bishop of St Albans asked Government if sufficient resources would be given to small businesses needing help with Brexit transition.


Thursday 16th July

The Archbishop of Canterbury asked Government about preventing use of digital platforms for incitement to hatred and violence.

The Bishop of Bristol asked Government about Covid-19, modern slavery and agricultural workers.


Friday 17th July

No contributions were made.