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Lords debates enhancing quality of government

17 September 2021

Baroness Barker speaking in the House of Lords chamber

The House of Lords debated enhancing the quality of government through the introduction of training in core leadership skills for ministers and senior civil servants, on Thursday 16 September.


Lord Norton of Louth (Conservative), Professor of Government at the University of Hull, put forward the debate.

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

Members speaking included:

Lord True (Conservative), Cabinet Office Minister, responded on behalf of the government.

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Watch and read the debate

Find out about all the issues members discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the transcript in Lords Hansard.

Explore background information

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

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