Lords debates contribution of UK's Ugandan Asian community
06 December 2012
Members of the Lords will debate the contribution made by the Ugandan Asian community in the UK today (Thursday 6 December). The debate marks the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of Uganda's Asian population.
The debate was tabled by Lord Popat (Conservative), who arrived in the UK from Uganda as a 17-year-old in 1971, a year before the expulsion order. Speakers expected to contribute include:
- Lord Singh of Wimbledon (Crossbench), a prominent British Sikh and former adviser to the Commission of Racial Equality
- Lord Bach (Labour), former government spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench), president, UK-India Business Council
- Lord Dykes (Liberal Democrat), former party spokesperson for foreign and commonwealth affairs.
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