Members of the House of Lords debated the Government's Strategic Security and Defence Review on Friday 12 November.
The Defence and Security Review, published on Tuesday 19 October, sets out the Government's defence priorities and strategy.
The debate was opened by Lord Astor of Hever, Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence.
Members speaking in the debate included:
The debate also featured maiden speeches from two new members:
- Lord Hutton of Furness (Labour), Secretary of State for Defence 2008-09 and the Chairman of the Royal United Services Institute
- the Bishop of Birmingham