Lords debates Brexit negotiations
24 July 2018
Members of the Lords, including a former vice-president of the European Commission and the chair of the Centre for European Reform, debated the preparations and negotiations connected with the UK's departure from the EU, in the House of Lords on Monday 23 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 Lord Callanan (Conservative), minister of state in the Department for Exiting the EU, who also responded on behalf of the government.
Members who took part included:
- Lord Birt (Crossbench), vice-chair of European satellite agency Eutelsat
- Lord Boswell of Aynho (Non-affiliated), chair of the Lords EU Committee
- Lord Bowness (Conservative), vice-president of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly
- Lord Gadhia (Non-affiliated), director, UK Financial Investments Ltd
- Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour), Lords opposition spokesperson for exiting the EU
- Lord Kerr of Kinlochard (Crossbench), chair of the Centre for European Reform
- Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrats spokesperson for exiting the EU
- Baroness Smith of Newham (Liberal Democrat), member of the Strategic Council at the Institute for European Studies
- Lord Tugendhat (Conservative), former vice-president of the European Commission
- Baroness Young of Old Scone (Labour), co-chair of Environmentalists for Europe
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