Nuclear Weapons (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 5:29 pm on 16th July 2019.

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Photo of Lord King of Bridgwater Lord King of Bridgwater Conservative 5:29 pm, 16th July 2019

If my noble friend will allow me, there is an important recommendation in view of the recent tension between India and Pakistan. The committee made a sensible recommendation to invite India and Pakistan to attend the next P5 meeting; they have been included in past discussions. I see that the Government’s response merely says:

“Such an invitation would require the explicit agreement of all members of the P5”.

Does my noble friend know whether the Government will propose that to the other members?