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Lords debates Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting
Members discuss 2022 meeting in Rwanda and the future of the Commonwealth. Catch up
30 June 2022
Lords debates impact of Ukraine conflict on UK
Members discuss implications for Integrated Defence Review, relationships with European allies and commitment to NATO. Catch up
10 June 2022
Systemic failures of leadership, planning and preparation: MPs slam Government role in UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
Committee publishes their report Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan
24 May 2022
Former Foreign Office ministers, Jeremy Hunt MP and Alistair Burt, questioned by MPs
The session is part of the Committee's inquiry into the FCDO's approach to state level hostage situations
16 May 2022
Lords debates support for Ukrainian refugees
Members discuss government plans. Catch up
07 April 2022
Inquiry into the handling of state level hostage situations announced
The inquiry will focus on the challenges that the FCDO faces when handling countries which use extra-judicial detention as a tool for diplomacy. 
01 April 2022
Treasury Committee publishes report on ‘Defeating Putin: The development, implementation and impact of economic sanctions on Russia’
The Treasury Committee warns Russia that it is heading towards economic catastrophe, but that its invasion of Ukraine will have a significant economic impact on the cost of living in the UK.
23 March 2022
Four short debates in the Lords
Members discuss Taiwan democracy, new peerages, Northern Ireland and older workers. Catch up
04 March 2022
Treasury Committee investigates effectiveness of economic sanctions on Russia
The Treasury Committee launches inquiry on the effectiveness of Russian economic sanctions at 1pm on Monday 7 March
03 March 2022
House of Lords members in the chamber as they debate the situation in Ukraine. Some members are wearing yellow and blue
Lords debates Russia / Ukraine
The House of Lords debates the situation in Ukraine. Catch up
25 February 2022
image of a protest
Lords debates growth of autocratic regimes
Members consider impact on global democratic norms and UK response. Catch up
04 February 2022
Foreign Affairs Committee takes evidence on the Russia-Ukraine crisis
On 1 February the Foreign Affairs Committee holds a one-off evidence session on the Russia-Ukraine crisis
28 January 2022
Lords debates AUKUS nuclear agreement
Members debate new deal for exchange of Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information. Catch up
18 January 2022
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