Lord Kerr of Kinlochard

Crossbench Peer

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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)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, International Agreements Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, EU Energy and Environment Sub-Committee ( 2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee ( 1 Jul 2019 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, Finance Bill Sub-Committee ( 8 Dec 2015 to 4 Mar 2016)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee ( 8 Jun 2015 to 1 Jul 2019)
  • 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)

Recent appearances

  • Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules - Motion to Regret 14 May 2024

    My Lords, I am not quite sure what follows the soft cop and the hard cop; certainly not the fair cop. I would like to add three points to the case against these changes, which has been so brilliantly put by the two cops. I have two points about process, one about substance. On legislative process, it is absurd to produce a 289-page volume of detailed changes with no impact assessment. It is...
  • Defence Spending - Statement 25 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I used to work for Peter Carrington and Denis Healey, two great Defence Secretaries. I have been trying to work out how they would have reacted to this Statement. They would certainly have welcomed the increase in defence spending. It is clearly necessary and they would have said so. I think they both would have said that it is not enough but that it is certainly to be welcomed....
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Commons Amendments and Reasons: Motion A 16 Apr 2024

    I think the noble and learned Lord is talking about Article 10(3) of the treaty. He will know what I am going to ask, because this is the fourth time I have asked it. Article 10(3) commits the parties—us and Rwanda—to “cooperate to agree an effective system for ensuring” no refoulement. That system clearly did not exist when the treaty was signed. The signatories of the treaty,...

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