Will my noble friend agree that older empty-nesters often wish to have their grandchildren or other visitors come to stay with them? There is a myth that when people downsize—which does free up housing for families—they somehow want to go into specialist, tiny homes for people with great needs at the end of their lives. That is not actually the key to unlocking family homes: the...
My Lords, I should first declare my interest as chair of the National Housing Federation, which represents the housing associations across England. I will speak briefly, on a personal basis, to say that I cannot support the Government’s policy on this. I believe it was misjudged in the first place and we are rapidly seeing the proof in the pudding. I cannot support something that...
My Lords, in 2008, in the rural housing review that I conducted for the previous Government, I precisely recommended that no social landlord should require a tenant to seek permission to run a business from their home if doing so would cause no nuisance. I am glad to say, as chair of the National Housing Federation, that that is the recommendation that we make to all our housing association...
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Liberal Democrat Peer
Entered the House of Lords on 22 July 2010
Previously MP for Truro and St Austell until 12 April 2010 — did not stand for re-election
Entered House of Commons on 12 March 1987 — unknown
Also represented Truro and St Austell; Truro
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Topics of interest
- Home Department
- Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
- Porton Down
- Data Protection Act
- Special Advisers
- Departmental Communications
Other offices held in the past
- Shadow Minister (Social Exclusion), Cabinet Office (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
- Social Exclusion, Cross-Portfolio and Non-Portfolio Responsibilities (17 Aug 2006 to 23 Jan 2007)
- Chair of the Parliamentary Party (26 Jan 2004 to 16 Jun 2005)
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- Has spoken in 5 debates in the last year — average amongst Lords.
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- Replied within 2 or 3 weeks to a medium number of messages sent via WriteToThem.com during 2008, according to constituents.
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Register of Members’ Interests
Last updated: 12 Apr 2010.
Chair of National Housing Federation
, a limited company operating on a not for profit basis; the representative body for independent non-profit social landlords in England, whose principal role is to provide and manage affordable housing. The Federation
supports and promotes the work of Housing Associations, and campaigns for better housing and neighbourhoods. Time commitment is 3 days a month, and payment made through Taylor & Garner Ltd (see category 2 below).
South West Water Ltd (non-executive).
2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc
Monthly column for Cornwall Today
. (Up to £5,000) Payment of £250 per column paid quarterly through Taylor & Garner Ltd.
Company secretary of Taylor & Garner Ltd; company formed with my wife to undertake writing, broadcasting and consultancy.
8. Land and Property
Flat in London, from which rental income is received.
9. Registrable shareholdings
(a) Taylor & Garner Ltd.
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