Lords debates relationship between the UK and India
20 January 2023
On Thursday 19 January, members of the House of Lords debated the importance of the relationship between the United Kingdom and India and the case for strengthening future collaboration.
Baroness Verma (Conservative), Chair of the International Advisory Board, Institute of Directors (India), 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 Bilimoria (Crossbench), President, UK India Business Council
- Lord Collins of Highbury (Labour), shadow spokesperson for foreign and Commonwealth affairs and international development
- Lord Purvis of Tweed (Liberal Democrat), Liberal Democrat spokesperson for foreign and Commonwealth affairs
- Lord Swire (Conservative), Deputy Chairman, Commonwealth Enterprise and Investment Council and former Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, responded on behalf of the government.
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