Lord Ricketts

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • UK Foreign Policy in a Shifting World Order (International Relations Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 21 May 2019

    My Lords, I had the privilege of serving under the noble Lord, Lord Howell, when he was a Minister in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and have appeared before him over many years in Select Committees of different shapes and sizes. I regard him as one of the most profound thinkers about international affairs in public life, so it is no surprise to me that the report from the committee he...
  • Hong Kong: Pro-democracy Activists - Statement 10 Apr 2019

    My Lords, the noble Lord, Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, is too modest to say that he was one of the key architects of the joint declaration and put many thousands of hours into negotiating it. I agree with other noble Lords that we can be proud as a nation of what the JD has delivered in terms of stability in Hong Kong, but the price of that is eternal vigilance. The Minister has already assured...
  • Brexit: The Erasmus and Horizon Programmes (European Union Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 1 Apr 2019

    My Lords, this is becoming a debate with a single message for the Minister. I think that this is a compelling report. I declare an interest as a member of the sub-committee of my noble friend Lord Jay and I pay tribute to his chairmanship. The report is a clear statement of a complex set of issues with, to my mind, a great deal of compelling evidence. As the noble Baroness, Lady Janke, has...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 17 October 2016

Currently held offices

  • Member, European Union Committee (since 29 Oct 2018)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (since 20 Dec 2017)


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  • Has spoken in 13 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Ricketts’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 20.11% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 14 times in debates — well below average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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