Lord Best


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Recent appearances

  • Tenant Fees Bill - Second Reading 10 Oct 2018

    My Lords, I am very pleased to follow the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, who has done such great work in this field. I declare my interests in lettings and letting agents: my wife and I own rental property, managed by a reputable firm of letting agents; for eight years, until last year, I chaired the council of the Property Ombudsman, which handles complaints about property agents; I am a...
  • Housing: Local Plans - Question 13 Sep 2018

    My Lords, did the Minister see the double-spread story in the Times last Saturday, headed: “Help to Buy boom could leave a generation in negative equity”? It shows how the scheme has helped housebuilders to double their profits while the number of the affordable homes they have produced has been halved from the local plans. I too applaud the revised National Planning Policy...
  • Affordable Housing: Social Homes for Rent - Question 3 Jul 2018

    My Lords—

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 June 2001

Other offices held in the past

  • Chair, Communications 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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  • Has spoken in 21 debates in the last year — above average amongst Lords. See all Lord Best’s speeches
  • Has received answers to 0 written questions in the last year — average amongst Lords.
  • Has voted in 30.60% of votes in this House with this affiliation up to the 2015 general election — below average amongst Lords. (From Public Whip)
  • People have made 3 annotations on this Lord’s speeches — above average amongst Lords.
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  • Has used three-word alliterative phrases (e.g. "she sells seashells") 304 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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