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Lords debates UK contribution to international development

12 January 2024

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Members of the House of Lords debated the UK's contribution to international development, particularly in relation to the impact of climate change on developing nations, on Thursday 11 January.


Baroness Northover (Liberal Democrat), former council member of the Overseas Development Institute, 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  

Contributing members included:

  • Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), Lords opposition spokesperson for foreign affairs and international development
  • Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), former UK Permanent Representative to the United Nations
  • Lord Oates (Liberal Democrat), chief executive of the UK Alliance to End Malnutrition and Hunger
  • Baroness Sheehan (Liberal Democrat), director of climate change action group Peers for the Planet.

Lord Benyon (Conservative), Minister of State for Climate, Environment and Energy, responded on behalf of the government. 

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