Week in Westminster, 8th-12th October 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the Government’s Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill, corporate governance and employee shareholding, and the impact of Brexit on the arts. They asked questions about the death penalty and the Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question on corporate engagement. Continue reading “Week in Westminster, 8th-12th October 2018”

Week in Westminster, 10th-14th September 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops led a debate on women’s centres, and spoke in debates on antisemitism, problem gambling, and the Government’s Victims Strategy. They asked questions about gambling advertising, countering extremism, and the anniversaries of D-day and the Battle of Arnhem. Continue reading “Week in Westminster, 10th-14th September 2018”

Week in Westminster, 16th-20th July 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the value of Higher Education, and on referendums. They asked questions about attacks on Christians in Nigeria, persecuted Christian communities in the Middle East, the vocation to service, broadband speeds, and commuter rail services. The Bishop of St Albans’s Registration of Marriage Bill passed its Report Stage in the House of Lords.  Continue reading “Week in Westminster, 16th-20th July 2018”

Week in Westminster, 9th-13th July 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on faith-based organisations delivering overseas aid and development, personal savings, the nerve agent poisoning in Amesbury, and paid tribute to the late Lord Carrington. They asked questions about when the stakes on betting machines would be reduced, embryo freezing, and the National Planning Policy Framework . In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered questions from MPs on ordination numbers, church schools, modern slavery, metal theft, inter-faith relations and growth of the church in London.
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Week in Westminster, 2nd-6th July 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke in debates on the NHS, social care funding, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, lifelong learning and skills, and the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act. They asked questions about EU migration, sentencing of female offenders, and NHS data records. Continue reading “Week in Westminster, 2nd-6th July 2018”

Week in Westminster, 25th-29th June 2018

This week in the House of Lords the Bishop of London made her first speech during a debate on disability, and the Bishop of St Albans’s Marriage Registration Bill passed its next parliamentary stage. Bishops also spoke about conflict in Nigeria, and asked questions about private finance for prisons, terrorism, and the apprenticeship levy.

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Week in Westminster, 11th-15th June 2018

This week in the House of Lords bishops spoke and voted on UK citizenship fees, an amendment to the Government’s Civil Liability Bill and the membership of a Lords committee. They asked questions about crimes against humanity in Myanmar, and funding for women’s centres. In the House of Commons the Second Church Estates Commissioner answered a question on Seaham Parish Church. Continue reading “Week in Westminster, 11th-15th June 2018”