Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Brexit: Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration - Motion to Take Note (2nd Day) 6 Dec 2018

    My Lords, conversation with continental friends is becoming a little awkward because they are embarrassed at the scale of our humiliation. The declaration evokes particular derision and surprise—surprise because Article 50 called for the drafters of the withdrawal treaty to take account of the framework for the future relationship. That sequence has been reversed. The divorce came first,...
  • Brexit: Legal Position of Withdrawal Agreement - Statement 3 Dec 2018

    My Lords, may I take the Minister back to his answer to the noble Lord, Lord Thomas of Gresford, who alluded to the statement in paragraph 158 of the explanation document published on 14 November? The Minister’s answer built quite a lot on “best endeavours”, which in diplomatic parlance is an oxymoron. The Attorney-General seems to me to have thrown a lot of very honest and clear...
  • Brexit: Negotiations - Statement 22 Nov 2018

    My Lords, I echo the wise words of the noble Lord, Lord Reid of Cardowan. I ask the Minister please not to oversell. This is not the load-bearing framework that the treaty authors had in mind. This is an aspirational text, neither prescriptive nor proscriptive. The negotiation will take place under Article 218, which means that, on the other side of the table, if one member state objects to...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 14 September 2004

Positions held at time of appointment: Secretary-General, European Convention. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (since 8 Jun 2015)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee (8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs (17 May 2012 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (22 Jun 2010 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (9 Dec 2008 to 17 Oct 2011)
  • Member, European Union Committee (21 Nov 2006 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee A - Economic and Financial Affairs, and International Trade (29 Nov 2004 to 26 Nov 2008)


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