Baroness Barran Portrait

Baroness Barran

Conservative - Life peer

Became Member: 21st June 2018

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Education)

(since September 2021)

Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)

(since December 2023)

Baroness Barran is not a member of any APPGs
Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)
26th Jul 2019 - 17th Sep 2021
Charities Bill [HL] Special Public Bill Committee
22nd Jul 2021 - 17th Sep 2021
Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)
22nd Nov 2018 - 26th Jul 2019


Division Voting information

During the current Parliament, Baroness Barran has voted in 558 divisions, and 1 time against the majority of their Party.

5 Jul 2022 - Sitting Times - View Vote Context
Baroness Barran voted No - against a party majority and against the House
One of 11 Conservative No votes vs 99 Conservative Aye votes
Tally: Ayes - 158 Noes - 124
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Debates during the 2019 Parliament

Speeches made during Parliamentary debates are recorded in Hansard. For ease of browsing we have grouped debates into individual, departmental and legislative categories.

Sparring Partners
Lord Addington (Liberal Democrat)
(83 debate interactions)
Lord Storey (Liberal Democrat)
Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)
(64 debate interactions)
Lord Watson of Invergowrie (Labour)
(49 debate interactions)
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Department Debates
Department for Education
(1387 debate contributions)
Leader of the House
(16 debate contributions)
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Lords initiatives

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


4 Bills introduced by Baroness Barran

Introduced: 18th May 2021

A Bill to make provision about local skills improvement plans; to make provision relating to further education; to make provision about functions of the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education and relating to technical education qualifications; to make provision about student finance and fees; to make provision about assessments by the Office for Students; to make provision about the funding of certain post-16 education or training providers; and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 28th April 2022 and was enacted into law.


A Bill to make provision for and in connection with an expanded dormant assets scheme; to confer power to further expand the scope of that scheme; to amend the Dormant Bank and Building Society Accounts Act 2008; to enable an authorised reclaim fund to accept transfers of certain unwanted assets; and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 24th February 2022 and was enacted into law.


A bill to make provision about the Commonwealth Games that are to be held principally in Birmingham in 2022; and for connected purposes

This Bill received Royal Assent on 25th June 2020 and was enacted into law.

Introduced: 11th May 2022

A Bill To Make provision for the regulation of Academies; about school and local education funding; about the attendance of children at school; about the regulation of independent educational institutions; about teacher misconduct; and for connected purposes

Lords - 80%

Last Event - Report Stage
Monday 18th July 2022

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


Baroness Barran has not asked any Written Questions in the current parliament