Lord Jay of Ewelme

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Previous Business – Lords: Grand Committee 3 Mar 2022

    Impact of the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland on recent political developments in Northern Ireland – Lord Jay of Ewelme. Short debate
  • Afghanistan - Motion to Take Note 18 Aug 2021

    My Lords, all of us involved over the last 30 years in one way or another in policy towards Afghanistan will feel pretty gutted at the events of the last few days. Many of us have seen at first hand the courage and commitment of our soldiers, diplomats, aid workers and others and, of course, of the Afghan men and women with whom we worked. There will, of course, come a time to look at how we...
  • Northern Ireland Protocol - Statement 21 Jul 2021

    My Lords, I am grateful to the Minister for giving evidence on the protocol last week to the committee that I chair. We greatly look forward to future such meetings. We will, of course, study the proposals and the White Paper carefully. Meanwhile, I have one question for the Minister. He spoke about trust. Could he confirm that the Government will do all they can to build—or, perhaps I...

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Profile

Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 12 October 2006

Positions held at time of appointment: Permanent Under-Secretary of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service. (from Number 10 press release)

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Affairs Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Chair, Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland Sub-Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)
  • Member, Joint Committee on the Fixed-Term Parliaments Act (since 24 Nov 2020)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (27 Jun 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Jun 2017)
  • Member, European Union Committee (8 Jun 2015 to 4 Jun 2020)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2012 to 21 Nov 2012)
  • Member, Draft Enhanced Terrorism Prevention and Investigation Measures Bill (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2012 to 21 Nov 2012)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee C - External Affairs (17 May 2012 to 21 May 2013)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee C - Foreign Affairs, Defence and Development Policy (9 Dec 2008 to 16 May 2012)
  • Member, Intergovernmental Organisations Committee (15 Nov 2007 to 7 Jul 2008)
  • Member, Draft Climate Change Bill (Joint Committee) (23 Apr 2007 to 3 Aug 2007)
  • Member, EU Sub-Committee E - Justice and Institutions (21 Nov 2006 to 26 Nov 2008)

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