Lord McDonald of Salford

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • UK Foreign Aid Programme - Motion to Take Note 1 Jul 2021

    Today, all noble Lords have made clear their support for the UK’s aid programme and their dismay at the cut in aid spending to 0.5% of GNI. I understand that, faced with the tightest economic contraction in 300 years, the Government had to make cuts, but they must understand the consequences of hitting aid disproportionately. Reaching 0.7% was an achievement of international...
  • Integrated Review of Security, Defence, Development and Foreign Policy - Motion to Take Note 22 Apr 2021

    My Lords, unlike many noble Lords, many allies have welcomed the integrated review. I will make just three points from listening to this debate. First, the most consequential meeting the United Kingdom will organise this year—even more important than the G7—is COP 26 in November. Our guests in Glasgow are entitled to ask what our contribution is. This week’s announcement of a 78%...
  • Integrated Review - Statement 17 Mar 2021

    The integrated review identifies Russia as the country that poses the most immediate threat to the United Kingdom. Fair enough—from the poisoning of Alexander Litvinenko to the poisoning of Dawn Sturgess, the UK has experience of Putin’s Russia. Nevertheless, can the noble Baroness confirm that Her Majesty’s Government are open to building a constructive working relationship with Moscow...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 27 January 2021

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