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Lords debates Iran demonstrations

28 October 2022

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On Thursday 27 October, members of the House of Lords pressed government on its representations to the government of Iran concerning the recent demonstrations.


The Lord Bishop of St Albans (Bishops) 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 Collins of Highbury (Labour), Opposition Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and International Development)
  • Lord Polak (Conservative), Director, Middle East Forum
  • Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrats), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs)

Lord Johnson of Lainston (Conservative), Minister of State at the Department for International Trade, responded on behalf of the government. This was the minister's maiden speech.

Get involved   

Watch and read the debate  

Catch up on the issues discussed: watch 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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