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Lord Best

Crossbench - Life peer

EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
16th Oct 2018 - 23rd Apr 2020
Communications and Digital Committee
12th Jun 2014 - 27th Apr 2017
Information Committee (Lords)
16th May 2013 - 14th May 2014
Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee
16th May 2013 - 6th Nov 2013
Economic Affairs Committee
13th Nov 2007 - 1st May 2012
Audit Committee (Lords)
13th Nov 2002 - 26th Nov 2008
Draft Charities Bill (Joint Committee)
10th May 2004 - 15th Sep 2004


Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 25th January 2022
09:45
Select Committee Meeting
Tuesday 1st February 2022
09:45
Division Votes
Monday 17th January 2022
Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill
voted No
One of 32 Crossbench No votes vs 14 Crossbench Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 163 Noes - 216
Speeches
Thursday 20th January 2022
Health and Care Bill
My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Howarth of Newport, for his inspiring speech. I declare an interest as …
Written Answers
Tuesday 19th May 2020
Debt Collection
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Centre for Social Justice Collecting Dust, published on 26 …
Early Day Motions
None available
Bills
None available
Tweets
None available
MP Financial Interests
None available

Division Voting information

During the current Parliamentary Session, Lord Best has voted in 117 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Greenhalgh (Conservative)
Minister of State (Home Office)
(35 debate interactions)
Lord Callanan (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)
(8 debate interactions)
Baroness Bloomfield of Hinton Waldrist (Conservative)
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
(4 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(8 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(2 debate contributions)
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Commons initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Lord Best, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.

MPs who are act as Ministers or Shadow Ministers are generally restricted from performing Commons initiatives other than Urgent Questions.


Lord Best has not been granted any Urgent Questions

Lord Best has not been granted any Adjournment Debates

Lord Best has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Lord Best has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


2 Written Questions in the current parliament

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
6th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the report by the Centre for Social Justice Collecting Dust, published on 26 April, what assessment they have made of the ability of existing debt collection processes by public sector bodies to meet the equivalent standards expected of private sector firms regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

We welcome the Centre for Social Justice’s report, which highlights that excellent progress has been made in government debt management and suggests further areas for improvement. The Centre for Social Justice report notes the work of the government Fairness Group, the Breathing Space policy and reduction in the rate of benefit deductions as recent advances.

The Government Debt Management Function will be launching a Call for Evidence to gather views on the current debt management approach.

It is important to note that Fairness Principles are embedded in government debt management and are aligned to FCA principles for Treating Customers Fairly. I would encourage the Centre for Social Justice, along with other interested parties to submit evidence through the Call for Evidence.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)
6th May 2020
To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recommendation in the Centre for Social Justice report Collecting Dust, published on 26 April, for the introduction of a Debt Management Bill.

We welcome the Centre for Social Justice’s report, which highlights that excellent progress has been made in government debt management and suggests further areas for improvement. The Centre for Social Justice report notes the work of the government Fairness Group, the Breathing Space policy and reduction in the rate of benefit deductions as recent advances.

The Government Debt Management Function will be launching a Call for Evidence to gather views on the current debt management approach.

It is important to note that Fairness Principles are embedded in government debt management and are aligned to FCA principles for Treating Customers Fairly. I would encourage the Centre for Social Justice, along with other interested parties to submit evidence through the Call for Evidence.

Lord True
Minister of State (Cabinet Office)