Lords debates situation in Libya and the Middle East

04 April 2011

The current situation in Libya and the Middle East was debated in the House of Lords on Friday 1 April. The debate covered follow-up to the London conference on Libya on 29 March, as well as February's UN Security Council Resolution 1973, which demanded an immediate ceasefire and authorised a no-fly zone

Foreign Office Minister, Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative), opened the debate.

Three former defence chiefs took part in the debate:

Other Members who gave speeches during the debate included:

Baroness Turner of Camden, Lord Stone of Blackheath, Lord Soley, Viscount Slim, Lord Selsdon, Bishop of Ripon and Leeds, Lord Parekh, Lord Hughes of Woodside, Baroness Falkner of Margravine, Lord Boyd of Duncansby, Lord Alderdice, Lord Risby, Lord Dobbs, Baroness Dean of Thornton-Le-Fylde, Lord Bates, Baroness Liddell of Coatdyke, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon and Lord Palmer of Childs Hill also took part. 

Lord Howell of Guildford responded on behalf of the government.

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