Lords debates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
30 June 2022
On Thursday 30 June, members of the House of Lords debated the 2022 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and the future of the Commonwealth.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative), former President of the Royal Commonwealth Society, 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 in the debate included:
- Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Labour spokesperson for foreign and Commonwealth affairs and international development
- Baroness D'Souza (Crossbench), member, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA)
- Baroness Helic (Conservative), former special advisor, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
- Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for foreign and Commonwealth affairs and international development.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office) responded on behalf of the government.
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 covered in the House of Lords Library briefing.
Learn more about how the House of Lords checks and challenges government.
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