Basil Feldman, Baron Feldman

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Basil Samuel Feldman, Baron Feldman (born 23 September 1923)[1] is a former Conservative member of the House of Lords. He sat in the House from 1996 until his retirement in 2017.


Born to Tilly (née Katz; 1902–1977) and Philip Feldman, Basil was educated at the Grocers' School.[1] Feldman is a former member of Lloyd's of London, and was the director of The Young Entrepreneurs Fund from 1985 to 1994. He has been described as a former plastic-toy magnate whose business interests reportedly included "Sindy dolls, aircraft kits and yo-yos".[2] Feldman married his wife Gita Julius in 1952.[1] His younger sister was Fenella Fielding, the actress. He has two sons and a daughter. One of his sons is Nick Feldman, bass guitarist of the band Wang Chung. Feldman is a member of the Garrick and Carlton Clubs.

Feldman was knighted in 1982.[3] On 15 January 1996 he was made a life peer as Baron Feldman, of Frognal in the London Borough of Camden.[4] His sponsors were Margaret Thatcher and Cecil Parkinson, and he was introduced to the House of Lords on 14 February 1996.[2]



  1. ^ a b c 'Feldman, Basil' in Who's Who 2010, A & C Black, 2010; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2009 ; online edn, Nov 2009 accessed 30 Jan 2010
  2. ^ a b Chalmers, Robert (24 February 2008). "Whatever Happened to Fenella Fielding?". The Independent. London. Retrieved 26 April 2010.
  3. ^ "No. 49120". The London Gazette. 24 September 1982. p. 12413.
  4. ^ "No. 54294". The London Gazette. 22 January 1996. p. 987.

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