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Lords debates Brexit and the Union

18 January 2019

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Members of the Lords, including a constitutional advisor to the Secretary of State for Scotland and an advisory council member of national debate forum These Islands, debated the possible effects of Brexit on the stability of the Union of the parts of the United Kingdom, in the House of Lords on Thursday 17 January.

This was a general 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 Lisvane (Crossbench), former chief executive of the House of Commons.

Members who took part included:

Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), Lords spokesperson in the Cabinet Office, responded on behalf of the government.

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