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Four short debates in House of Lords

21 January 2021 (updated on 21 January 2021)

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On Thursday 21 January, Questions for Short Debate recommenced in the House of Lords. Members discussed rural landlords and the letting of land, the 'Global Britain' agenda, antisemitism in universities, and taxation.

The debates take place in hybrid Grand Committee, with members taking part online or in a room away from the chamber following social distancing guidelines.

These debates (‘Questions for Short Debate’) last for an hour. They are a chance for members to discuss policy issues and raise matters of concern. 

Baroness Rock (Conservative) asked the government what plans they have to reform legislation and taxation related to rural landlords and the letting of land.


Lord Lancaster of Kimbolton (Conservative) asked the government what role the British Armed Forces are playing in support of the 'Global Britain' agenda.


Baroness Deech (Crossbench) asked the government what assessment they have made of the report by the Community Security Trust 'Campus Antisemitism in Britain 2018-2020', and the finding that the number of antisemitic incidents in universites has increased.


The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked the government what assessment they have made of the reports by Church ACtion for Tax Justice 'Tax for the Common Good' and 'Fair Tax Now'.