Lords debates situation in Ukraine
10 February 2023
On Thursday 9 February, members of the House of Lords debated the current situation in Ukraine.
Baroness Goldie (Conservative), Minister of State at the Ministry of Defence, 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 Campbell of Pittenweem (Liberal Democrat), ambassador for conflict preventation charity, The Halo Trust
- Lord Coaker (Labour), Lords Labour spokesperson for defence
- Lord Bilimoria (Crossbench), member and governor of the Ditchley Foundation
- Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crosssbench), former Permanent Representative to the United Nations
- Baroness Meyer (Conservative), former government trade envoy to Ukraine
- Lord Risby (Conservative), former chair of the British-Ukrainian Society
- Lord Robertson of Port Ellen (Labour), former Secretary General of NATO
- Baroness Smith of Newnham (Liberal Democrat), advisory board member of the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London.
Lord Soames of Fletching (Conservative), senior adviser on international geopolitical matters at Horatius Advisory, made his maiden speech in the House of Lords during this debate.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State in the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, responded on behlaf of the government.
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