Lords debates Autumn Statement

30 November 2016

Members of the Lords, including the former commercial secretary to HM Treasury and a council member of the Royal Economic Society, debated the economy in the light of the Autumn Statement, in the House of Lords on Tuesday 29 November.

This was a general debate. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government's attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), government whip and former parliamentary secretary to HM Treasury. Lord Young of Cookham also responded on behalf of the government.

Members taking part included:

  • Baroness Donaghy (Labour), former member of the Low Pay Commission
  • Lord Higgins (Conservative), former HM Treasury minister and governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research
  • Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for the economy
  • Lord O'Neill of Gatley (Non-affiliated), former commercial secretary to HM Treasury
  • Lord Skidelsky (Crossbench), council member of the Royal Economic Society

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