Lords debates support for Ukrainian refugees
7 April 2022
On Wednesday 6 April, the House of Lords debated the government's plans to support Ukrainian refugees.
Baroness Helic (Conservative), former consultant to the BBC and ITV on Eastern Europe, 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 this debate included:
- Lord Coaker (Labour) member of the Britain's Global Role Policy Commission
- Baroness Finlay of Llandaff (Crossbench), fellow of the NSPCC
- Lord Paddick (Liberal Democrats), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for Home Affairs
- Baroness Pidding (Conservative), member of the Lords Justice and Home Affairs Select Committee
Lord Harrington of Watford (Conservative), Minister for Refugees, responded on behalf of the government in what was his maiden speech in the House of Lords.
Watch and read the debate
Watch the debate on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.
Explore background information
The House of Lords continues to press the government on its response to the invasion of Ukraine. Catch up on previous questions, debates and legislation.
Find out more about the issues the debate covered in the Lords Library website on the War in Ukraine.
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