Members of the Lords, including former defence and foreign secretaries and heads of the UK diplomatic service, debated the report of the Iraq Inquiry, in the House of Lords on Tuesday 12 July.
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 Earl Howe (Conservative), Minister of State for the Ministry of Defence.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Butler of Brockwell (Crossbench), former chairman of the Review of Intelligence on Weapons of Mass Destruction and former head of the UK civil service
- Lord Judd (Labour), former director of Oxfam and Foreign Office minister
- Lord King of Bridgwater (Conservative), former Secretary of State for Defence
- Baroness Northover (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for international development
Lord Bridges of Headley (Conservative), Lords spokesperson for the Cabinet Office, responded on behalf of the government.
Image: SAC Andy Masson/RAF/MOD/Crown Copyright 2010