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Lords debates UK asylum and refugee policy

8 December 2022

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Members of the Lords discussed the principles behind contemporary UK asylum and refugee policy, and of the response to the challenges of forced migration, on Friday 9 December.


The Archbishop of Canterbury 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 in the debate included: 

Lord Murray of Blidworth (Conservative), Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Home Office, responded on behalf of the government.  

The Bishop of LeicesterLord Sahota (Labour) and Baroness Twycross (Labour) made their maiden speeches in the House of Lords during this debate.

Get involved    

Watch and read the debate   

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

Explore background information   

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

Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government. 

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