Members of the Lords, including a member of the global advisory board for the Tusk Trust and the Liberal Democrat spokesperson for international trade, debated the impact of the ivory trade on endangered species, and efforts to eliminate that trade whilst protecting the cultural heritage of antique ivory, 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 Lord Carrington of Fulham (Conservative), non-executive director, Arab-British Chamber of Commerce.
Members taking part included:
Lord Hogan-Howe (Crossbench), made his maiden speech.
Lord Gardiner of Kimble (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded on behalf of the government.