WATCH is delighted to report that the House of Commons has completed all stages of the Lords Spiritual (Women) Bill by an overwhelming assent from all sides of the House.

The effect of the Bill is to ensure that female diocesan bishops take their place in the House of Lords at the earliest opportunity in a process agreed by their brother bishops.

WATCH greatly appreciates and thanks the efforts of the many members who wrote to their MPs in connection with the Bill which prompted a great many positive responses.

The final stages of the Bill will take place in the House of Lords in the near future, at a date yet to be agreed.