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Lords debates International Holocaust Memorial Day

20 January 2023

Members of the House of Lords marked International Holocaust Memorial Day in a debate on Thursday 19 January.


Lord Pickles (Conservative), co-chair, UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, 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: 

  • Baroness Burt of Solihull (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for equalities
  • Lord Cashman (Labour), Vice President, Campaign for Homosexual Equality 
  • Baroness Deech (Crossbench), Board Member, Stephen Roth Institute for the Study of Contemporary Antisemitism and Racism, Tel Aviv University
  • Baroness Greenfield (Crossbench), Former Director, Jewish Cultural Centre
  • Baroness Harding of Winscombe (Conservative), Non-executive Director, Holocaust Memorial Foundation
  • Lord Polak (Conservative), Trustee, The Holocaust Memorial Charitable Trust
  • Baroness Whitaker (Labour), President, Advisory Council for the Education of Romany and other Travellers.

Baroness Scott of Bybrook (Conservative), Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Faith and Communities, responded on behalf of the government.  

Watch a highlight from the debate

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Find out more about the issues discussed: catch up on Parliament TV or read the Lords Hansard transcript.

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Find out more about the issues the debate covers in the House of Lords Library briefing.   

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