Politicians return to at Westminster from their half-term break to discuss the Crisis in Ukraine
Main debates: There will be backbench motions on the UK’s relationship with Russia and China, followed by a general debate on UK recognition of the state of Palestine, alongside the state of Israel. The adjournment debate is on long Covid, led by Lib Dem Wendy Chamberlain.
Lords: The day begins (11.00) with questions on encouraging Ukraine to join the Nato alliance, and on the National Food Strategy.
Members expected to participate in the debate include:
- Lord Campbell of Pittenweem (Liberal Democrat), vice president of the Nato Parliamentary Assembly
- Lord Hannay of Chiswick (Crossbench), former British ambassador to the United Nations
- Lord Howell of Guildford (Conservative), former chair of the Lords International Relations and Defence Committee and former chair of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee
- Lord King of Bridgwater (Conservative), former Defence Secretary
- Baroness Hayter of Kentish Town (Labour), chair of the International Agreements Committee
- Lord McDonald of Salford (Crossbench), former Head of the Diplomatic Service
- Lord Ricketts (Crossbench), former diplomat and chair of the Joint Intelligence Committee
- Lord Robertson of Port Ellen (Labour), former Secretary General of Nato
- Baroness Smith of Newnham (Liberal Democrat), professor of European politics
- Lord Stirrup (Crossbench), former Chief of the Defence Staff
- Lord West of Spithead (Labour), former First Sea Lord
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative), minister in the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, will open the debate and respond on behalf of the government.