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Lords debates impact of Ukraine conflict on UK

10 June 2022

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On Thursday 9 June, members of the House of Lords debated the impact of the conflict in Ukraine, the implications for the Integrated Defence Review, the case for the UK strengthening its relationships with the EU and other European allies, and its commitment to Nato.


Lord Liddle (Labour), former Principal Advisor to the President of the European Commission, 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   

Lords members, such as two former Chiefs of Defence Staff, former heads of the Army and Navy, and a former permanent representative to the EU spoke in the debate, including:

  • Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Lords opposition spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development
  • Lord Craig of Radley (Crossbench), former Chief of Defence Staff
  • Baroness Ludford (Liberal Democrats), member of the UK Delegation to the UK-EU Parliamentary Partnership Assembly
  • Baroness Meyer (Conservative), Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine.

Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative), Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, responded on behalf of the government.

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

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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