Lord Best

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 10 6 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I will speak to Amendment 29, in my name and the names of the noble Baronesses, Lady Hayman and Lady Thornhill, and of the noble Lord, Lord Young of Cookham, who has already spoken; I am grateful for his comments. The amendment obliges the Regulator of Social Housing to carry out regular, routine inspections of the registered providers of social housing. The principal justification...
  • Social Housing (Regulation) Bill [HL] - Committee 6 Sep 2022

    My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 22 in this group. It links to and complements Amendment 2, just spoken to by the noble Baroness, Lady Thornhill. The two together underscore the role of social housing regulation in securing accommodation for those who are homeless or are likely soon to be so. Like the noble Baroness, Lady Pinnock, I apologise on behalf of LNER for arriving too late to...
  • Leasehold Reform - Question 6 Sep 2022

    Can the Minister to add yet another item to the long list of things that she is going to take back to the Secretary of State—the special position of leases for retirement housing? People moving into retirement housing is a very good thing, because it frees up family homes, and we want people to be in more suitable accommodation in old age, but people are rightly put off by not...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 June 2001

Currently held offices

  • Member, Built Environment Committee (since 14 Apr 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • 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 Committee (Lords) (13 Nov 2002 to 26 Nov 2008)

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