Lords debates UK's withdrawal from the EU
3 October 2019
On Wednesday 2 October, members of the House of Lords debated the UK's withdrawal from the European Union. Members taking part included a former member of the Lords EU Committee, a former shadow spokesperson for exiting the EU and a former secretary of state for Northern Ireland.
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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 European Union, who also responded on behalf of the government.
Members who took part included:
- Lord Dykes (Crossbench), former member of the Lords EU Committee
- Lord Empey (Ulster Unionist Party), former minister in the Northern Ireland executive
- Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town ( Labour), former shadow spokesperson for exiting the European Union
- Lord King of Bridgwater (Conservative), former secretary of state for Northern Ireland
- Baroness Smith of Newnham (Liberal Democrat), member of the Brexit Policy Committee, UK in a Changing Europe
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