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Lords debates UK's changing role in the world

4 May 2023

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On Wednesday 3 May, members of the House of Lords debated the United Kingdom’s changing role in the world and its implications for foreign policy.


The Bishop of St Albans put forward the debate.

This was a short 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 Goldsmith of Richmond Park (Conservative), the Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, responded on behalf of the government.

Watch and read the debate  

Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up 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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