Lord Best


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  • Housing: Private Rented Sector - Question 14 Jun 2018

    My Lords, 99% of the growth of private renting has not been about private landlords building new homes but private landlords buying existing homes, hence the corresponding decline in owner-occupation. May I ask the Minister about the concerns of Generation Rent, which are really about affordability and security—what you pay and how long you can stay in the property? Is there any...
  • Client Money Protection Schemes for Property Agents (Approval and Designation of Schemes) Regulations 2018 - Motions to Approve 13 Jun 2018

    My Lords, I declare my relevant interests as in the register. I commend the Government’s two sets of regulations, which will make it compulsory for anyone who wants to operate a lettings agency to have client money protection insurance that is effective and not just a sham. I felt unable to speak on this subject in this Chamber when the noble Baroness, Lady Hayter, pursued it so...
  • Immigration: “Right to Rent” Scheme - Question 6 Jun 2018

    My Lords, I declare my interest as the co-chair of the consultative panel on right to rent at the Home Office. I am delighted to hear today that we are to be called together again; it has been 18 months since we last met. Looking at this report from the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, does the Minister share my disappointment that, regarding the hostile environment we...

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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 24 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 30.49% 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") 303 times in debates — well above average amongst Lords. (Why is this here?)

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