Lord Ricketts

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • AUKUS Security Partnership - Question 13 Feb 2024

    My Lords, speaking as another member of the club of those on Mr Putin’s blacklist, I welcome the AUKUS agreement but ask whether the Minister will accept that the handling of the French was pretty catastrophic? Does he accept that France is a major Indo-Pacific power and that now, when those bruises have perhaps healed somewhat, there is time to work with the French as well in the...
  • Occupied Palestinian Territories: Humanitarian Situation - Statement 9 Nov 2023

    My Lords, I commend the Minister for the huge effort he is putting into efforts to reduce the tension, as have other Ministers. I also support the Government on humanitarian pauses, which I believe is the best and only practical first step. The Minister will be aware that Mr Netanyahu has spoken about Israel retaining overall security responsibility for Gaza when the fighting stops. Does he...
  • Asylum Applications Backlog - Question 6 Sep 2023

    My Lords, does the Minister accept that up to a third of the funds intended for overseas development assistance are being spent on the accommodation of asylum seekers, who are unable to work? Does he agree that reducing the backlog of asylum seekers would free up money to spend on overseas development, which is such an important part of Britain’s overseas reputation?

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Chair, European Affairs Committee (since 12 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, European Affairs Committee (since 12 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, European Union Committee (since 29 Oct 2018)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (20 Dec 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)

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