Earl of Lytton

Earl of Lytton

Full title

The Earl of Lytton

Name

John Lytton

Party/group

Crossbench

Joined the Lords

16 May 2011

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 0207 219 5353
Fax: 0207 219 5979
lyttonj@parliament.uk

Web & Social media

Biography

UK Parliament

Committee House Date
Information Committee (L) Lords 2012-

Political life – other

Job title Organisation Date
President National Association of Local Councils 1999-
President Sussex Associations of Local Councils 1998-

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Director John Lytton & Co Ltd 2009-
Chairman RICS Boundaries & Party Walls Professional Panel 2008-
Fellow Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors 1982-

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Chairman Rights of Way Review Committee 2012-

Member's focus

Policy
Agriculture, animals, food and rural affairs
Business, industry and consumers
Communities and families
Energy and environment
Property and construction
Neighbour disputes.
UK
East Sussex
West Sussex
Exmoor
London.
World
Austria

Register of Interests

  • 1: Directorships

    • Director (effectively sole principal), John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (all the Member's professional work as a chartered surveyor under this head is done as a sole practitioner trading as a limited company; as such every invoice for work carried out by the Member is paid to the company’s account and not directly to the Member; the Member does no work in a private capacity (i.e. non-professional work) that is paid to this or to any other company)
    • Director (with wife), Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset; the Member provides no services for which he makes any charge or where payment is made to the company)
  • 2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

    • Partner (with wife), Lillycombe Farm Partnership (an unincorporated farming enterprise)
    • Part-time employee, Lawrence Foote and Partners Ltd (chartered quantity surveyors) (wef 1 June 2014)
  • 4: Shareholdings (a)

    • John Lytton & Co Ltd, Chartered Surveyors (see category 1)
    • Lillycombe Estate Ltd (sporting interests in Somerset) (controlling interest; owned jointly with wife; see category 1))
  • 5: Land and property

    • Dwelling house in West Sussex, occupied as principal residence with parts let to residential tenants and to a lodger, from whom rental income is received
    • Co-owner (with wife) of rural estates in Somerset and Sussex including farm and woodland, let business and residential accommodation, holiday lets, mobile phone masts, wayleaves, sporting interests and a private toll road; trustee of associated family trusts
    • Residual interests qua Lord of the Manor of several manors in Surrey, West Sussex and Somerset
  • 9: Miscellaneous financial interests

    • Copyrights to certain manuscripts in public ownership, including the Wentworth Bequest, British Library
  • 10: Non-financial interests (a)

    • Director, South of England Agricultural Society Company (charitable company) (see category 10(e))
  • 10: Non-financial interests (b)

    • Chair of the Industry Consultative Committee, University of West London (linking the university outputs with the construction, engineering, building technology and regulatory world)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (c)

    • President, Institute for Heraldic and Genealogical Studies
    • Vice Chancellor, Society of Professional Engineers
    • President (a) Newstead Abbey (Notts) Byron Society and (b) Messolonghi (Greece) Byron Society and Vice President, Byron Society (London)
  • 10: Non-financial interests (d)

    • Chairman, Horsham Chamber of Commerce and Industry
    • Commissioner, RICS Land and Society Commission (think tank looking at localism and community ownership/management of property assets)
    • Chairman, Rights of Way Review Committee (a national forum which considers aspects of the law and practice on public rights of way)
    • A Vice President of the Local Government Association
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Trustee and Council member, South of England Agricultural Society (operator of a showground at Ardingly, West Sussex), and chairman of one of its committees
    • A Vice President, National Association of Local Councils (national body for parish, town and neighbourhood councils)
    • President, Sussex Associations of Local Councils (East and West Sussex joint county associations of parish and town councils)