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Members of the House of Lords contributed to a debate on the UK's national security strategy on 4 February.
A wide-ranging discussion took place on issues including: the definition of national security; the recent Green Paper on the future of UK defence; the role of the intelligence agencies; cyber attacks and security breaches; international terrorism; the UK's involvement in Afghanistan; and international border security.
In the House of Lords Members may table questions for debate, usually up to two hours and a half, on a specific issue or matter of concern.
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