Week in Westminster, 31st August – 4th September 2020

Parliament returned from recess this week and met on Wednesday and Thursday, with the Bishop of Bristol beginning each sitting day in the House of Lords with prayers.

The Bishop asked Government for assurances about its commitment to the 0.7% overseas aid target, the refugee resettlement scheme, and about the care of those suffering long-term effects from COVID-19.

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about tree health and biosecurity.

During the parliamentary recess answers were published to written questions, from the Bishop of Southwark on Windrush compensation, the Bishop of Gloucester on the Female Offenders Strategy and from the Bishop of St Albans on forced marriages.

Monday 31st August

Parliament was not sitting


Tuesday 1st September

Parliament was not sitting


Wednesday 2nd September

The Bishop of Bristol asked Government for assurances about its commitment to the 0.7% overseas aid target.


Thursday 3rd September

The Bishop of St Albans asked a question about tree health and biosecurity.

The Bishop of Bristol asked about the care of those suffering long-term effects from COVID-19, and about the status of the refugee resettlement scheme.


Friday 4th September

Parliament was not sitting


During parliamentary recess written answers were received to questions from: