Thursday 9 October 2008
Foreign Affairs in the House of Lords
The House of Lords takes a keen interest in Foreign Affairs. Its membership includes many former diplomats; Foreign Secretaries; Defence Ministers and leaders of the Armed Services. In House of Lords Business this week -
Lord Blaker asked about the Government's current policy towards Zimbabwe
Lord Alton asked a question for short debate on progress towards the Millennium Development Goals.
Today Lord Fowler will ask a question on Iraq and Lord Astor of Hever on Afghanistan.
Tomorrow Lord Roper will begin a debate on the EU and Russia.
In addition there are frequent questions on the EU - and there is an extensive series of sub-committees uner The European Union Committee.