Week in Westminster, 27th-31st July 2020

Parliament met this week from Monday to Wednesday, with the Bishop of Rochester beginning each sitting day in the House of Lords with prayers.

The Bishop welcomed the Government’s plans for targeted human rights sanctions and stressed the need for consistency in approach, including towards China. He also asked about elderly domestic abuse, help for the disadvantaged in the coronavirus response strategy, and the UK’s commitment to poverty reduction when DfID and the Foreign Office merge.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about setting up regional travel corridors.

The Bishop of Bristol received written answers to questions on overseas domestic workers, and seasonal workers, and the Bishop of Southwark received written answers to questions on Israel and Palestine.

Parliament rose for its summer recess and will return in early September.


Monday 27th July

The Bishop of Southwark received written answers to questions on Israel and Palestine.

 

The Bishop of Rochester asked Government about its commitment to poverty reduction when DfID and the Foreign Office merge.


Tuesday 28th July

The Bishop of Rochester asked Government about help for the disadvantaged in its coronavirus response strategy.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about setting up regional travel corridors.

The Bishop of Bristol received written answers to three questions on overseas domestic workers, and seasonal workers (both areas vulnerable to  modern slavery and human trafficking).


Wednesday 29th July

The Bishop of Rochester welcomed the Government’s plans for targeted human rights sanctions and stressed the need for consistency in approach, including towards China. He also asked a question about elderly domestic abuse.

The House of Lords rose for the summer recess, joining the House of Commons.


Thursday 30th July

Parliament was not sitting


Friday 31st July

Parliament was not sitting