Baroness Barran

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

Conservative Peer

Recent appearances

  • Higher Education: Financial Pressures - Motion to Take Note 30 Mar 2023

    With the permission of the House, I quoted one figure incorrectly and would just like to set the record straight. I said that, according to the HESA data, the increase in the number of low or unknown tariff higher education institutions that were in deficit in 2016-17 was 11 and in 2020-21 it was 21. I quoted earlier the number of institutions, which rose from 47 in 2016-17 to 70 in 2021. I...
  • Higher Education: Financial Pressures - Motion to Take Note 30 Mar 2023

    My Lords, I am very grateful to the noble Lord, Lord Knight, for bringing to your Lordships’ attention the important matter of financial sustainability in the higher education sector, and for securing this important debate. As we have heard this afternoon, higher education is of vital importance to this country’s prosperity. Many of our institutions are world leading and provide a...
  • Written Answers — Department for Education: Relationships and Sex Education 30 Mar 2023

    The existing statutory guidance for relationships, sex and health education (RSHE) already places clear responsibilities on schools to engage parents about the content of lessons so that they know what their children are being taught. The department is clear that parents have a right to view teaching materials and that copyright law does not prevent a parent from viewing external resources on...

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Conservative Peer

Entered the House of Lords on 21 June 2018

Currently held offices

  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education (since 17 Sep 2021)

Other offices held in the past

  • Member, Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee (22 Jul 2021 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (26 Jul 2019 to 17 Sep 2021)
  • Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) (22 Nov 2018 to 26 Jul 2019)

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