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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
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Lords debates growth of autocratic regimes
Members consider impact on global democratic norms and UK response. Catch up
04 February 2022
Lords debates international development
Find out more about the Lords debate on the government's announcement of a new development strategy for the UK. Catch up
17 December 2021
Lords debates Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe's detention
Detention of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and government action under discussion. Catch up
03 December 2021
Disruption to global shipping investigated by International Trade Committee
The International Trade committee holds an evidence session on rising shipping costs
26 November 2021
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House of Lords recalled to debate the situation in Afghanistan
The House of Lords met on Wednesday 18 August to debate the situation in Afghanistan and quiz government on action
19 August 2021
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Lords debates UK foreign aid
Members debate UK aid spending. Find out more
02 July 2021
Lords debates security, defence, development and foreign policy
Members discuss government review
23 April 2021
UK Turkey Agreement reported for special attention
The International Agreements Committee has published a report on a Free Trade Agreement with Turkey, an Air Services Agreement with Iceland, and a Headquarters Agreement with the Square Kilometre Array Observatory.
26 March 2021
Committee publishes Government response to Iran report
The Foreign Affairs Committee publishes the Government’s response to the committee’s report No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran
26 February 2021
Report: “No prosperity without justice: the UK’s relationship with Iran”
The Foreign Affairs Committee has published its report on the UK’s relationship with Iran. The report highlights the need for the UK Government to foster a long-term, international response that addresses Iran’s wider destabilising activities.
16 December 2020
Lords debates international response to Covid-19
Global reaction to pandemic under spotlight
19 May 2020
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Lords questions government on universal credit and the economy on 13 May
The oral questions session will be held in an online proceeding
12 May 2020
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