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Lords debates UK economy

14 November 2018

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Members of the Lords, including a former economic advisor in HM Treasury and a vice president of the Trading Standards Institute, debated the UK economy in light of the Budget Statement, in the House of Lords on Tuesday 13 November.

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 Bates (Conservative), minister of state in the Department for International Development and former Paymaster General in HM Treasury, who also responded on behalf of the government.

Members taking part included:

  • Lord Davies of Oldham (Labour), Lords opposition spokesperson in HM Treasury
  • Baroness Eaton (Conservative), vice president of the Trading Standards Institute
  • Baroness Jolly (Liberal Democrat), former trustee of human-trafficking charity Focus on Labour Exploitation
  • Lord Kerslake (Crossbench), commissioner of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice
  • Baroness Kramer (Liberal Democrat), former vice president of Citibank/Citicorp USA
  • Baroness McGregor-Smith (Conservative), member and former chair of the Women's Business Council
  • Lord Skidelsky (Crossbench), council member of the Royal Economic Society
  • Lord Wood of Anfield (Labour), former member of the council of economic advisors in HM Treasury

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