Baroness Brown of Cambridge Portrait

Baroness Brown of Cambridge

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 30th October 2015


European Union Committee
25th May 2016 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Environment Sub-Committee
23rd Apr 2020 - 31st Mar 2021
EU External Affairs Sub-Committee
26th May 2016 - 23rd Apr 2020


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Brown of Cambridge has voted in 157 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Lord Benyon (Conservative)
Minister of State (Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office)
(3 debate interactions)
Lord Kamall (Conservative)
(2 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department of Health and Social Care
(2 debate contributions)
Department for Transport
(1 debate contributions)
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Legislation Debates
Environment Act 2021
(1,582 words contributed)
UK Infrastructure Bank Act 2023
(513 words contributed)
Automated Vehicles Act 2024
(341 words contributed)
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Lords initiatives

These initiatives were driven by Baroness Brown of Cambridge, and are more likely to reflect personal policy preferences.


Baroness Brown of Cambridge has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Brown of Cambridge has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting


Latest 1 Written Question

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1 Other Department Questions
6th Feb 2023
To ask His Majesty's Government what support they provide for the development of chess to (1) schools, (2) communities, and (3) the English Chess Federation, given (a) the social and cognitive benefits that game brings, and (b) its increased popularity since the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Government recognises the well-established social and cognitive benefits of playing chess, and is pleased to see its increased popularity. While the Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not provide any direct support to the English Chess Federation specifically, we are supportive of all programmes which could extend these benefits to more people, including the work of the English Chess Federation and other chess charities which have successfully promoted the game of chess across the country.


The charity Chess in Schools & Communities, for example, provides chess equipment, software and lessons to state primary schools in England and Wales. Its aim is to promote the educational and social benefits of playing chess and to organise chess events which encourage mass participation. As well as partnering with over 900 schools across the UK, it has also worked successfully with local authorities to empower whole communities through chess, and has established a growing network of chess clubs in libraries.

Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport)