Lords questions government on Ukraine
10 March 2022
The House of Lords continues to press the government on its response to the invasion of Ukraine through questions, debates and legislation.
The first question on the build up of Russian forces on the Ukraine border was asked in the chamber by Lord Campbell of Pittenweem on Thursday 15 April 2021. Since then, members have pressed the government on a range of issues from selling military equipment to Ukraine to allowing a greater number of Ukrainian refugees into the UK.
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Thursday 28 April
Members question the government following a statement on Homes for Ukraine: Visa Application Centres.
Wednesday 27 April
Tuesday 26 April
Baroness McIntosh of Pickering questions the government on the current state of food security in the United Kingdom as a result of the war in Ukraine.
Wednesday 6 April
In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members debate government plans to support refugees from Ukraine.
Tuesday 5 April
Lord Bellingham asks the government what plans they have to expand the range of lethal weapons exported to Ukraine.
Monday 4 April
Lord Bishop of St Albans asks an urgent question on alleged war crimes in Ukraine.
Friday 1 April
Following an urgent question in the Commons, members question the government on Ukraine: Rape as a Weapon of War.
Thursday 31 March
House of Lords questions the government on Ukraine Refugee Visas following an urgent question in the Commons.
Wednesday 30 March
House of Lords presses the government following a statement on Ukraine.
Monday 28 March
Baroness Finlay of Llandaff asks an urgent question on the Homes for Ukraine scheme numbers.
Thursday 24 March
Members consider further regulations relating to Russia sanctions.
House of Lords asks the government what plans they have to withdraw Gazprom Energy’s licence to operate in the United Kingdom, or to place Gazprom Energy into special administration.
Tuesday 22 March
Lord Moylan question the government on arrangements made for Ukrainian nationals who lawfully arrived in the United Kingdom on visitor visas before Russia's invasion.
In Grand Committee, work away from the chamber, members consider regulations relating to Russia sanctions.
Thursday 17 March
Viscount Stansgate quizzes the government on discussions with USA and China about Ukraine.
Wednesday 16 March
House of Lords presses the government following a statement on the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme.
Tuesday 15 March
Lord Berkeley asks the government what plans they have to facilitate trains to the United Kingdom for refugees fleeing from Ukraine.
Monday 14 March
All remaining stages of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill were completed and the bill became an Act of Parliament after it received Royal Assent.
Thursday 10 March
House of Lords questions the government following a statement on the latest situation in Ukraine and a question on the visa process for refugees.
Baroness Bonham-Carter of Yarnbury asks the government what steps they are taking to support the provision of the BBC World Service to the people of Ukraine.
Wednesday 9 March
House of Lords debates the main purpose and key principles of the Economic Crime (Transparency and Enforcement) Bill. The draft bill has been fast-tracked through Parliament in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Members question the government following a statement on refugee visa applications
Lord Balfe asks the government what plans they have to match charitable donations made to the Disasters Emergency Committee appeal for Ukraine.
Tuesday 8 March
President Zelenskyy address
Members of the House of Lords join MPs in the Commons to hear from President Zelenskyy of Ukraine.
Nationality and Borders Bill
The House of Lords agrees to government amendments to the Nationality and Borders Bill allowing visa penalties to be extended to countries that present a risk to international peace and security, or whose actions lead or are likely to lead to armed conflict or a breach of humanitarian law. These changes were brought forward following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Lord Harries of Pentregarth questions the government on their plans to allow a greater number of Ukrainians into the UK.
Wednesday 2 March
Members question the government following a previous statement updating the House of Commons on the latest humanitarian response to Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Monday 28 February
Friday 25 February
The House of Lords debates the situation in Ukraine. Members taking part include a former Cabinet Secretary and National Security Advisor, Defence Secretary and Secretary General of NATO.
Thursday 24 February
Members question the government after a statement in the House of Commons following confirmation that the first Russian missiles had struck Ukraine.
Lord Balfe quizzes the government on steps they are taking to encourage Ukraine to apply for NATO membership
Wednesday 23 February
Lord Browne of Ladyton asks the government what assessment they have made of the implications of the withdrawal by the United Kingdom, United States of America, and Canada, of their monitors from the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission in Ukraine.
Tuesday 22 February
The House of Lords questions the government following a statement previously made in the House of Commons on the latest situation in Ukraine. This follows President Putin’s announcement that Russian troops would enter the regions of Donetsk and Luhansk in eastern Ukraine.
Wednesday 26 January
Members press the government on the United Kingdom’s response to the situation in Ukraine following a statement previously made in the House of Commons.
Lord Truscott asks the government what steps they are taking to ensure all parties implement the Minsk II protocol and defuse tensions over Ukraine.
Tuesday 25 January
Lord Walney asks the government what further military and non-military support they were planning to offer the government of Ukraine to deter the threat of an invasion by Russian forces.
Thursday 20 January
Lord Browne of Ladyton asks the government about plans for a NATO-Russia Council in early 2022 and agreement of a full ceasefire between Ukrainian government forces and separatists in eastern Ukraine
Tuesday 18 January
The House of Lords questions the government on the latest situation in Ukraine following a previous statement in the House of Commons.
Wednesday 5 January
Members debate a report from the International Agreements Committee on the credit support agreement to facilitate the development of the Ukrainian navy.
Wednesday 8 December
Lord Coaker presses the government on their assessment of reports of 175,000 Russian troops gathering on the Ukrainian border.
Monday 29 November
Lord Balfe, asks what plans the government have to sell military equipment to Ukraine.
Thursday 15 April
In a private notice question granted by the Lord Speaker, Lord Campbell of Pittenweem, vice president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, asks the government what discussions they have held with NATO allies regarding the amassing of Russian forces on the Ukrainian border.
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