Friday, 4 June 2010

Foreign Affairs in the Lords

As has been noted in earlier posts, there is a lot of interest in the House of Lords in international matters. This is reflected in next weeks business.

On Wednesday the Lib-Dem Peer Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer will ask Her Majesty’s Government what contribution they will make to the work required to achieve progress on the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons following the resolution passed at the Review Conference in May.

Lord Teverson will initiate a debate on the Report of the European Union Committee on Stars and Dragons: The EU and China (7th Report, Session 2009–10, HL Paper 76).

On Thursday Lord Chidgey will ask Her Majesty’s Government what is their response to reports of human rights abuses by state organisations in the run-up to the recent elections in Sudan.

Later in the day Lord St John of Bletso will start a debate on developments in Zimbabwe.