Lords debates impact of Brexit on UK health

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Members of the Lords, including an honorary president of the British Dietetic Association and the founder of the Spinal Injury Association, will today debate the effect of Brexit on the health and welfare of UK citizens and residents, in the House of Lords.

This is a balloted debate. They normally take place on a Thursday in the chamber. During debates, members are able to put their experience to good use, discussing current issues and drawing the government’s attention to concerns.

The debate was proposed by Baroness Brinton (Liberal Democrat), Lords Liberal Democrat spokesperson for social care.

Members expected to take part include:

  • Lord Balfe (Conservative), honorary president of the British Dietetic Association
  • Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe (Labour), former trustee of Action on Addiction
  • Baroness Masham of Ilton (Crossbench), founder and life president of the Spinal Injury Association
  • Baroness Tyler of Enfield (Liberal Democrat), former chair of the Values-based Child and Adolescent Mental Health System Commission

Lord O’Shaughnessy (Conservative), parliamentary under-secretary in the Department of Health and Social Care, will respond on behalf of the government.