Lords debates effects of climate change on health

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22 December 2017

Members of the Lords, including the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for climate change and the chair of a local health and wellbeing board, debated the global effects of climate change on health, in the House of Lords on Thursday 21 December.

This was a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. 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 Baroness Walmsley, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health. 

Members taking part included:

  • Baroness Featherstone, Liberal Democrat spokesperson for climate change
  • Lord Hunt of Chesterton (Labour), emeritus professor of climate modelling, University College London
  • Lord Krebs (Crossbench), former chairman, National Environment Research Council
  • Lord Redfern (Conservative), chair, health and wellbeing board, north Lincolnshire council

Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury (Conservative), made his maiden speech.

Baroness Vere of Norbiton (Conservative), government spokesperson, responded on behalf of the government.

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