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Lords debates trade deals with Cameroon and Ghana

28 June 2021

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The House of Lords debated the UK's Interim Trade Partnership Agreements with Cameroon and Ghana, on Tuesday 29 June.


Members debated two motions together:

UK-Ghana trade

The Interim Trade Partnership Agreement between the UK and Ghana, put forward by Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for international trade.

UK-Cameroon trade

regret motion against the Economic Partnership Agreement with the Republic of Cameroon put forward by Lord Grantchester (Labour), Lords Labour spokesperson for international trade.

Members voted 228 in favour and 239 against, so the motion was not agreed to.

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.

Lords scrutiny of trade deals

Read the House of Lords International Agreements Committee report on the UK's agreements with Ghana and Cameroon (PDF).

Members speaking

Members speaking included:

Lord Grimstone of Boscobel (Conservative), Minister for Investment, responded on behalf of the government.

Get involved

Watch and read the debate

Catch up on Parliament TV or read a transcript in Lords Hansard (part one and part two)

Explore more

Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Libary briefings:

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