Lords debates Scotland's contribution to economic recovery
10 December 2021
The House of Lords debated Scotland’s contribution to economic recovery and renewal, and how this may support wellbeing and quality of life across the UK, on Thursday 9 December.
Baroness Fraser of Craigmaddie (Conservative), board member of Creative Scotland and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator, 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 included:
- Lord Bruce of Bennachie (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Scotland
- Lord Dunlop (Conservative), former Minister of the Scotland Office
- Lord Foulkes of Cumnock (Labour), former Lothian Regional and Edinburgh City Councillor and member of the Scottish Parliament
- Baroness Davidson of Lundin Links (Conservative), former Scottish Conserative Party leader
- Lord McNicol of West Kilbride (Labour), former Labour Party General Secretary and GMB union industrial organiser.
Lord Offord of Garvel (Conservative), Minister of the Scotland Office, responded on behalf of the government.
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