Four short debates in the Lords
22 July 2021
The House of Lords discussed student exchanges, cadet forces, human rights in India and Belarus presidential elections in four short debates on Thursday 22 July.
Human rights in India
Belarus presidential elections
Members discussed the possibility of joining forces with the governments of France, Germany and the US to persaude the Russian government that it is in its interest to push for new elections in Belarus, proposed by Lord Balfe (Conservative).
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Over 40 members took part, bringing a wide range of experience and professional knowledge.
Short debates are an opportunity for members to draw the government’s attention to concerns and hold it to account. They last for about 60 minutes. At the end, a minister or spokesperson responds on behalf of the government.
Four short debates take place on one Thursday each month in Grand Committee (work away from the chamber).
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