Members of the Lords, including a trustee of the Imperial War Museum Foundation and a former head of the Royal Navy, debated the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele and the government's plans to commemorate it, in the House of Lords on Thursday 19 October.
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 Black of Brentwood (Conservative), trustee of the Imperial War Museum Foundation.
Members who took part included:
Lord Ashton of Hyde (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, responded on behalf of the government.