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Lords debates building an inclusive society after COVID-19

15 April 2021


On Wednesday 14 April, the House of Lords debated the case for building an inclusive society in the post-pandemic world and the steps national and local government will need to take to achieve it.

Speakers included the chair of the Affordable Housing Association and the president of the People’s Pension Trustee Limited.

This was a general debate. During debates, members put their experience to good use to discuss current issues and draw the government's attention to concerns.

Baroness Lister of Burtersett (Labour), put forward the debate.

  • Lord Best (Crossbench), chair, Affordable Housing Commission
  • Lord Bhatia (Non-affilliated), former chair, Ethinic Minority Foundation
  • Baroness Drake (Labour), president of the People’s Pension Trustee Limited
  • Baroness Eaton (Conservative), former leader of City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
  • Lord Roberts of Llandudno (Liberal Democrats), chair of Action for Humanity.

Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative), Minister of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, responded on behalf of the government.

This debate took place in Grand Committee, away from the main chamber.

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