Nuclear proliferation: Lords debate

24 March 2009

Baroness Williams of Crosby (Liberal Democrat), Director of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (USA), will call attention to the potential for nuclear proliferation and the Government’s plans to respond in a debate this Thursday, 26 March, in the House of Lords.

The week after Prime Minister Gordon Brown pledged to put Britain “at the forefront of an international campaign to prevent nuclear proliferation”, experts on defence and foreign affairs will discuss this topical subject in detail in the Lords Chamber.

Other Members scheduled to take part include:

  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench); former Ambassador to the UN, Chair of the United Nations Association
  • Lord Astor of Hever (Conservative); Opposition spokesperson for Defence
  • Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench); former Bishop of Oxford
  • Lord Malloch-Brown (Labour); Government Minister, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
  • Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer (Liberal Democrat); member of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament
  • Lord Owen (Crossbench); former Foreign Secretary and EU Co-Chairman of the International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia
  • Lord Parekh (Labour); professor of political philosophy
  • Lord Ramsbotham (Crossbench); military background and interest in UN peace keeping
  • Lord Thomas of Swynnerton (Crossbench); professor of history and former Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies
  • Lord Jenkin of Roding (Conservative); former member of the Science and Technology Sub-Committee on Managing Nuclear Waste
  • Bishop of Bath and Wells

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