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Lords debates 50th anniversary of expulsion of Asians from Uganda

28 October 2022

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On Thursday 27 October, members of the House of Lords debated the 50th anniversary of the expulsion of Asians from Uganda.


Lord Popat (Conservative), Prime Minister's Trade Envoy to Uganda, 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   

Members speaking in the debate included:

  • Lord Bach (Labour), former Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicester
  • Lord Dholakia (Liberal Democrats), Former Head of Administration of Justice, Commission for Racial Equality
  • Lord Sentamu (Crossbench), President of Christian Aid and former Archbishop of York
  • Baroness Verma (Conservative), President of the Indian and Ugandan Chapter, WICCI.

Lord Murray of Blidworth (Conservative), Minister of State at the Home Office, responded on behalf of the government. 

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed 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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