Lords debates war in Ukraine
2 December 2022
On Thursday 1 December, members of the House of Lords debated the war in Ukraine and the threatened use of tactical nuclear weapons.
Lord Harries of Pentregarth (Crossbench), former Bishop of Oxford, 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 Anderson of Swansea (Labour), former diplomat and former chair of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee
- Lord Houghton of Richmond (Crossbench), former Chief of the Defence Staff
- Baroness Meyer (Conservative), Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Ukraine
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, responded on behalf of the government.
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