Baroness Prashar

Baroness Prashar

Full title

The Rt Hon. the Baroness Prashar CBE


Usha Prashar



Joined the Lords

15 July 1999

Contact details

House of Lords, London, SW1A OPW
Tel: 020 7219 6792
Fax: 020 7219 5979


UK Parliament

Committee House Date
European Union Committee (L) Lords 2014-
EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education (Chairman) Lords 2014-
EU Sub Committee F - Home Affairs, Health and Education Lords 2012-
Sub-Committee on Lords' Conduct Lords 2009-09
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Lords 2008-10
Privileges and Conduct, Committee for (L) Lords 2008-09
Freedom of Information Advisory Panel (L) Lords 2007-
Committee on Regulators Lords 2006-07
Human Rights (Joint Committee) Lords 2001-04

Professional life

Job title Organisation Date
Inaugural Chairman Judicial Appointments Commission 2000-10
First Civil Service Commissioner Civil Service Commission 2000-05
Chairman Parole Board of England and Wales 1997-00
Non-Executive Director Ealing, Hammersmith, Hounslow and Health Authority 1993-96
Non-Executive Director Energy Saving Trust 1991-97
Non-Executive Director Channel 4 1991-97
Chief Executive National Council for Voluntary Organisations 1986-91
Senior Research Fellow Policy Studies Institute 1984-86
Chief Executive The Runnymede Trust 1976-84
Conciliation Officer Race Relations Board 1972-76

Public life

Post Organisation Date
Deputy Chair British Council 2012-
Member Iraq Inquiry 2009-
Trustee Cumberland Lodge 2005-
Chairman and President Royal Commonwealth Society 2002-08
Governor and Trustee Ditchley Foundation 2002-14
Chairman National Literacy Trust 2000-06
Governor and Chancellor De Montfort University 1998-08
Member Arts Council 1993-97
Member Royal Commission on Criminal Justice 1991-93
Member The Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct 1991-97

Member's focus

Asylum, immigration and nationality
Crime, civil law, justice and rights
International affairs
Parliament, government and politics
South East Asia

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 (c)

    • Deputy Chair, British Council
  • 10: Non-financial interests (e)

    • Governor and Member of Management Committee, Ditchley Foundation
    • Trustee, Cumberland Lodge
    • President, UK Council for International Student Affairs
    • President, Community Foundation Network
    • President, National Literacy Trust