Lord Ricketts

Crossbench Peer

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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)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2023)
  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Chair, EU Security and Justice Sub-Committee (23 Apr 2020 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, European Union Committee (29 Oct 2018 to 31 Mar 2021)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (20 Dec 2017 to 23 Apr 2020)

Recent appearances

  • Defence Spending - Statement 25 Apr 2024

    My Lords, there is an intriguing sentence in the Statement: that we are now producing “a new plan that for the first time brings together the civil and military planning for how we would respond to the most severe risks that our country faces I would have thought that the 1998 defence review by the noble Lord, Lord Robertson, and the post-2010 strategic defence and security review tried to...
  • Foreign Affairs - Motion to Take Note 5 Mar 2024

    My Lords, I welcome the debate and the great energy and purpose that the Foreign Secretary has brought to his role, ably supported of course by the noble Lord, Lord Ahmad, and the talents of the Foreign Office staff. They have increased the impact and influence of British foreign policy. Five months after the awful Hamas attack, we must not lose our sense of horror at the incessant images...
  • Ukraine - Statement 29 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I welcome the Statement and the leadership role the Government have played in supporting Ukraine from the very beginning. I also welcomed this week the fact that the final obstacles to Sweden joining NATO have been cleared, which is another powerful strengthening of the alliance as a result of Putin’s invasion. The House of Lords European Affairs Committee, which I have the...

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