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Four short debates in the Lords

3 April 2019


On Tuesday 2 April there were four short debates in the House of Lords. These took place in the Moses Room, a room outside the Lords chamber used to host extra work. Any member could attend and participate, as with debates in the Lords chamber.

The debates covered a range of subjects, including anti-corruption measures overseas for, climate change, historic rights of way and sexual violence. 

Each debate lasted for approximately for one hour.

Anti-corruption measures for overseas aid

This debate was proposed by Lord McInnes of Kilwinning (Conservative), secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Iraq. 

The debate considered steps to support anti-corruption measures in aid to developing countries, countries recovering from natural disasters and the reconstruction of former conflict areas.

Climate change

This debate was proposed by Baroness Jones of Moulescoomb (Green Party), vice chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Air Pollution.

The debate discussed whether the government intends to declare a climate emergency.

Historic rights of way

This debate was proposed by Lord Greaves (Liberal Democrat), vice chair of the Open Space Society.

The debate considered the registration of historic rights of way and the benefits of extending the cut-off date for their registration.

Sexual violence

This debate was proposed by Baroness Hodgson of Abinger (Conservative), former member of the Lords Sexual Violence in Conflict Committee.

The debate discussed the adequacy of international mechanisms to hold perpetrators of sexual violence to account and steps to ensure justice for survivors.

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