Four short debates in the Lords
25 June 2021
The House of Lords discussed human rights sanctions, housing developments on flood plains, Official Development Assistance and the Child Maintenance Service, in four short debates on Thursday 24 June.
Human rights sanctions
Members discussed the effectiveness of the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 in a debate proposed by Lord Clement-Jones (Liberal Democrat).
Housing on flood plains
Members discussed the impact of building major housing developments on flood plains in the context of climate change, in a debate proposed by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering (Conservative).
Official Development Assistance
Child Maintenance Service
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Read the House of Lords Library briefings for the debates:
- Human rights sanctions
- Housing on flood plains
- Official Development Assistance
- Child Maintenance Service
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, a minister or spokesperson responds on behalf of the government at the end.
The four short debates on one Thursday a month take place in Grand Committee, work away from the main chamber.
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