Baroness Prashar

Crossbench Peer

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11th May to 2nd June 2020

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2nd to 9th June 2020

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10th June 2020 onwards

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Recent appearances

  • Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - Second Reading 22 Jul 2020

    My Lords, the Bill includes extraordinary powers for Ministers to make changes to primary legislation. It does so without any safeguards or restrictions on how they may be exercised. These powers were described as “very significant” by the House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Refom Committee, and it rightly expressed concern. I am concerned too. This legislation, even if it is...
  • Medical Teaching and Learning: Ethnic Diversity - Question 14 Jul 2020

    My Lords, we all know that incorporating diversity into medical school curricula is an effective way to develop culturally sensitive responses by medical practitioners. However, does the Minister agree that we need medical curricula where diversity is integral and understood in all its dimensions, including institutional and personal biases? Would he also agree that the current guidance,...
  • Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime - Statement 8 Jul 2020

    My Lords, like other noble Lords, I welcome this announcement and congratulate the Government on this initiative. As the noble Lord, Lord Collins, said, I hope that it will encourage a value-based foreign policy. I also welcome the fact that the regime will be kept under review and the Government are looking to expand it. Will the Minister please assure the House that the UK will make every...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, EU Services Sub-Committee (since 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (Lords) (since 13 Nov 2007)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, EU Internal Market Sub-Committee (2 Jul 2019 to 23 Apr 2020)
  • Member, Draft Parliamentary Buildings (Restoration and Renewal) Bill Committee (29 Nov 2018 to 31 Mar 2019)
  • Chair, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee (12 Jun 2015 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Member, European Union Committee (12 Jun 2014 to 27 Apr 2017)
  • Chair, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (12 Jun 2014 to 30 Mar 2015)
  • Member, EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (17 May 2012 to 12 Jun 2014)
  • Member, Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct (19 Jan 2009 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (15 Dec 2008 to 8 Apr 2010)
  • Member, Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords) (10 Dec 2008 to 12 Nov 2009)
  • Member, Committee on Regulators (23 Nov 2006 to 30 Oct 2007)
  • Member, Human Rights (Joint Committee) (3 Jul 2001 to 18 Nov 2004)

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