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Lords debates UK foreign aid

2 July 2021

Lord Fowler speaking in the House of Lords chamber

The House of Lords debated the importance of the UK foreign aid programme on Thursday 1 July. 


Lord Fowler (Crossbench), UNAIDS ambassador and former Secretary of State for Health during the HIV epidemic, put forward the debate, his first since stepping down as Lord Speaker in April. 

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

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay (Conservative), House of Lords Government Whip, responded on behalf of the government. 

Members speaking included: 

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Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard.

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Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the Lords Library briefing

Image: Copyright House of Lords 2021 / Photography by Roger Harris