Lords debates UK-Japan Trade Agreement
27 November 2020
Members of the Lords debated the Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement between the UK and Japan, in Grand Committee on Thursday 26 November.
Speakers included a former First Secretary of the British Embassy Tokyo and a consultant to the Japan Bank for International Co-operation.
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This was a general debate and took place in Grand Committee, a room away from the main chamber.
During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.
Lord Goldsmith (Labour), chair of the EU International Agreements Sub-Committee, put forward the debate.
Members taking part included:
- Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench), former vice-chair of the Asian Business Assocation
- Baroness Bowles of Berkhampstead (Liberal Democrats), non-executive director of the London Stock Exchange
- Lord Stevenson of Balmacara (Labour), Lords opposition spokesperson for International Trade
- Viscount Trenchard (Conservative), consultant to the Japan Bank for International Co-operation.
Lord Darroch of Kew, (Crossbench), former First Secretary of the British Embassy Tokyo, made his maiden speech.
Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative), Minister of State in the Department for International Trade, responded on behalf of the government.
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