Baroness Prashar

Crossbench Peer

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Recent appearances

  • Parliamentary Democracy and Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note 11 Jan 2024

    My Lords, I thank the noble Baroness, Lady Featherstone, for securing this debate. As evidenced by many reports, disillusionment and dissatisfaction with the political process, pronounced deviation from standards in public life, perceptions of corruption in government and low trust in politicians are having an adverse impact on our democratic system. Trust is at an all-time low, which is...
  • Victims and Prisoners Bill - Second Reading 18 Dec 2023

    My Lords, I declare my interest as a former executive chairman of the Parole Board of England and Wales. Although that was some 25 years ago, I have continued to take a keen interest in this work. I too have received several excellent briefings from organisations concerned about victims of crime and abuse. I share their concerns with regard to victims and agree with the points that a number...
  • Online Safety Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 52A 11 May 2023

    My Lords, I will speak to Amendments 236, 237 and 238 in my name. I thank the noble Lord, Lord Storey, and the noble Baroness, Lady Bennett of Manor Castle, for supporting me. Like others, I thank Full Fact for its excellent briefings. I also thank the noble Lord, Lord Knight, for introducing this group of amendments, as it saves me having to make the case for why media literacy is a very...

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Crossbench Peer

Entered the House of Lords in 1999

Currently held offices

  • Member, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (since 31 Jan 2023)
  • 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, Children and Families Act 2014 Committee (19 Jan 2022 to 21 Nov 2022)
  • 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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