Baroness Prashar

Usha Prashar

Usha Prashar



Address as

Baroness Prashar

Contact details


House of Lords, London, SW1A 0PW
Tel: 020 7219 6792


Councils, public bodies

Member: Arts Council of Great Britain 1979-81, 1994-97, Study Commission on the Family 1980-83, Social Security Advisory Committee 1980-83, London Food Commission 1984-90, BBC Educational Broadcasting Council 1987-89, Solicitor's Complaints Bureau 1989-90, Royal Commission on Criminal Justice 1991-93; Part-time Civil Service Commissioner 1991-96; Member, Lord Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct 1991-97; Non-executive director, Channel Four 1992-98; Chair: Parole Board of England and Wales 1997-2000, Royal Commonwealth Society 2002-08, ITV Board 2005-10; Member, Iraq Inquiry 2009-

International bodies

Board member, Salzburg Seminar 2000-04

Political interests

Education, criminal justice, human rights, race relations, international affairs

Countries of interest

Africa, India, Mauritius

Name, style and title

Raised to the peerage as Baroness Prashar, of Runnymede in the County of Surrey 1999

Register of Interests

2: Remunerated employment, office, profession etc.

Member of the Committee appointed to consider UK's involvement in Iraq

10: Non-financial interests (e)

President, Community Foundation Network

President, National Literacy Trust

Governor and Member of Management Committee, Ditchley Foundation

Trustee, Cumberland Lodge

President, Royal Commonwealth Society

President, UK Council for International Student Affairs