Members of the Lords, including a vice president of Barnardos and the shadow spokesperson for education and health, debated the report by the Children's Commissioner for England 'On measuring the number of vulnerable children', in the House of Lords on Thursday 14 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 Dean of Thornton-le-Fylde (Labour).
Members who took part included:
Lord Agnew of Oulton (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Education, responded on behalf of the government.