Lord Best

Crossbench Peer


Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 June 2001

Currently held offices

  • Member, Industry and Regulators Committee (since 31 Jan 2024)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Built Environment Committee (14 Apr 2021 to 31 Jan 2024)
  • Member, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (16 Oct 2018 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, Communications and Digital Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee (16 May 2013 to 6 Nov 2013)
  • Member, Information Committee (Lords) (16 May 2013 to 14 May 2014)
  • Member, Economic Affairs Committee (13 Nov 2007 to 1 May 2012)
  • Member, Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee) (10 May 2004 to 15 Sep 2004)
  • Member, Audit and Risk Assurance Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2002 to 26 Nov 2008)

Recent appearances

  • Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill - Committee (2nd Day): Amendment 23 24 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I support Amendments 23 and 24 in the name of the noble Baroness, Lady Andrews. I can imagine the anguish that must be felt by leaseholders in blocks of flats who are facing the disruption of one or even two new storeys being built on the roof of their flats. With freeholders now having permitted development rights for upward extensions, residents face the disruption, noise and...
  • Impact of Environmental Regulations on Development (Built Environment Committee Report) - Motion to Take Note 19 Apr 2024

    My Lords, I was honoured to serve on the Built Environment Committee for this inquiry, under the distinguished chairmanship of the noble Lord, Lord Moylan. I congratulate him on a brilliant opening speech. I also pay tribute to our brilliant clerk, Kate Wallis, and her team, and to Kelvin MacDonald, our special adviser. My remarks in this debate will concentrate specifically on the impact of...
  • Property Agents: Regulation - Question 18 Apr 2024

    My Lords, did the Minister see the excellent report from your Lordships’ Industry and Regulators Select Committee, which thoroughly endorsed the need for a regulator? It took evidence both from those representing the consumers—that is, tenants, leaseholders and people buying and selling properties—and from those who would be regulated, the agents themselves, who felt at least as...

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