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.