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Lords debates international development

17 December 2021

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The House of Lords debated government plans to announce a new UK international development strategy in 2022, on Thursday 16 December.


Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale (Labour), chair, United Nations Global Goals for Sustainable Developement, put forward the debate.

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.

Members speaking

Members speaking included:

  • Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), shadow spokesperson for Commonwealth and development affairs
  • Lord Loomba (Crossbench), former member of Oxfam's Development Board and founder of The Loomba Foundation, an NGO for widows in developing countries
  • Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat) Liberal Democrat spokesperson for international development
  • Baroness Sugg (Conservative), co-chair, Conservative Friends of International Development and former government minister for the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative), Minister for the Pacific and the International Environment, responded on behalf of the government.

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