Lords debates Islamophobia in the UK

21 December 2018

Members of the Lords, including the chair of the National Commission on Muslim Women and the former deputy chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, debated the impact of Islamophobia in the United Kingdom, in the House of Lords on Thursday 20 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 Sheikh (Conservative), vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Race and Community.

Members who took part included:

  • Baroness Afshar (Crossbench), chair of the Communication Committee at the British Muslim Research Centre
  • Baroness Burt of Solihull (Liberal Democrat), former shadow Secretary of State for Equalities
  • Lord Parekh (Labour), former deputy chair of the Commission for Racial Equality
  • Baroness Uddin (Non-affiliated), chair of the National Commission on Muslim Women
  • Baroness Warsi (Conservative), treasurer of the All Party Parliamentary Group on British Muslims

Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department for Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government.

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