Lord Best

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Planning - Question 16 Sep 2020

    My Lords, the Government are proposing that the usual planning requirement on housebuilders to provide some affordable housing will be removed from all new developments of up to 40 or even 50 homes for the next two years or so. Does the Minister accept that this change would lead to the loss of some 20% per annum of affordable accommodation from these planning agreements, as Savills has...
  • Housing: New Homes - Question 8 Sep 2020

    My Lords, only a quarter of households in most places have a high enough or secure enough income to buy, even with support from schemes like Help to Buy and First Homes. Does the Minister agree that we cannot achieve 300,000 homes a year by continuing to rely on the housebuilders building homes affordable to only a quarter of households? Does he agree with Professor Glen Bramley that we need...
  • Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020 - Motion to Approve 3 Sep 2020

    My Lords, I had the privilege of taking the Mobile Homes Act 2013 through the House. It came to us as a Private Member’s Bill from the other place, where it had been brilliantly championed and piloted through its legislative stages by my colleague Peter Aldous MP. Then and subsequently, I visited a number of these residential park home sites and met the usually retired and sometimes...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 26 June 2001

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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