Lords debates tackling regional inequalities
15 October 2021
The House of Lords debated the case for a producing a coherent, cost effective and longer-term regional strategy to tackle inequalities of region and place, on Thursday 14 October.
Lord Liddle (Labour), Cumbria County Councillor and former government special adviser, put forward the debate.
Tackling regional inequalities
Members debated the case for producing a coherent, cost effective and longer-term regional strategy to tackle inequalities of region and place.
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 included:
- Bishop of Durham (Bishops), Director, Reset Communities and Refugees
- Baroness Blake of Leeds (Labour), former deputy leader of Leeds City Council
- Lord Shipley (Liberal Democrat), former leader of Newcastle City Council
- Baroness Valentine (Crossbench), director at Business in the Community
- Lord Young of Cookham (Conservative), former Secretary of State for Transport.
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative), Minister of State at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Home Office, responded on behalf of the government.
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