Lord Etherton

Crossbench Peer

Recent appearances

  • Economic Activity of Public Bodies (Overseas Matters) Bill - Second Reading 20 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I welcome the Bill for the reasons explained by the Minister. My focus today is on one particular issue: the international law exception to Section 1 in paragraph 6 of the Schedule. Consistently with the policy objectives of the Bill, that exception must be qualified to ensure consistency between the view of the public body decision-maker and that of central government about the...
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (3rd Day) (Continued): Amendment 57 19 Feb 2024

    My Lords, I have given notice, with the noble Lord, Lord Anderson of Ipswich, of my intention to oppose the Question that Clause 5 stand part of the Bill. That is because, notwithstanding the eloquence of the noble and learned Lord, Lord Hoffmann, and the noble Lord, Lord Howard, its provisions are in plain breach of the United Kingdom’s obligations under international law and in breach of...
  • Safety of Rwanda (Asylum and Immigration) Bill - Committee (3rd Day): Amendment 38 19 Feb 2024

    I am very grateful to the Minister for his reply and to those who have spoken. What the debate has shown, short as it was, is that the issue of social groups and how they fit into the legislation is very important. Many points were made on various issues that were all extremely valuable, including the wonderful examples given by the noble Lord, Lord Cashman. The noble Baroness, Lady Kennedy...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 23 December 2020

Currently held offices

  • Chair, Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee (since 8 Jun 2023)
  • Chair, Bishop's Stortford Cemetery Bill [HL] Committee (since 8 Jun 2023)

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 18 Nov 2021)
  • Chair, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 18 Nov 2021)

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