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Baroness Prashar

Crossbench - Life peer

Became Member: 15th July 1999

Children and Families Act 2014 Committee
19th Jan 2022 - 21st Nov 2022
EU Services Sub-Committee
23rd Apr 2020 - 31st Mar 2021
EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
2nd Jul 2019 - 23rd Apr 2020
European Union Committee
12th Jun 2014 - 27th Apr 2017
EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee
12th Jun 2015 - 27th Apr 2017
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
15th Dec 2008 - 8th Apr 2010
Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct
19th Jan 2009 - 12th Nov 2009
Committee for Privileges and Conduct (Lords)
10th Dec 2008 - 12th Nov 2009
Committee on Regulators
23rd Nov 2006 - 30th Oct 2007
Human Rights (Joint Committee)
3rd Jul 2001 - 18th Nov 2004

Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Prashar has voted in 292 divisions, and never against the majority of their Party.
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

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Sparring Partners
Baroness Barran (Conservative)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)
(13 debate interactions)
Lord Bethell (Conservative)
(11 debate interactions)
Baroness Berridge (Conservative)
(10 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Home Office
(18 debate contributions)
Ministry of Justice
(12 debate contributions)
Cabinet Office
(7 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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

Baroness Prashar has not introduced any legislation before Parliament

Baroness Prashar has not co-sponsored any Bills in the current parliamentary sitting

Latest 1 Written Question

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Written Questions can be tabled by MPs and Lords to request specific information information on the work, policy and activities of a Government Department
20th Oct 2022
To ask His Majesty's Government how many applications for a pre-tariff review of suitability for open conditions were received by the Public Protection Casework section (PPCS); and of those, how many were (1) referred to the Parole Board, (2) not referred to the Parole Board, and (3) remain outstanding in (a) the 12 months to 6 June 2022; and (b) since 6 June 2022.

On 6 June the former Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice introduced a new test for the consideration of suitability for those serving indeterminate sentences for transfer to open prison conditions, whether pre- or post-tariff. This allows for greater scrutiny of Parole Board recommendations on open prison moves.

The table below sets out details of information:

Applications for pre-tariff sift received in the 12 months to 6 June 2022: 253

Applications for pre-tariff sift received since 6 June 2022: 114

Referred to the Parole Board

Not referred to the Parole Board


12 Months to 6 June 2022




6 June 2022 to 30 September 2022




NB. These figures have been drawn from the Public Protection Unit Database held by Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service. As with any large-scale recording systems, the figures are subject to possible errors with data migration and processing.

Lord Bellamy
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice)