The Lord Speaker

The Lord Speaker chairs daily business in the House of Lords Chamber and is an ambassador for the work of the House. Baroness D'Souza is the second Lord Speaker elected by Members of the House of Lords.

Lord Speaker news

Lord Speaker visits charity champions in Manchester

Baroness D’Souza meets voluntary and community sector organisations

Role of the Lord Speaker

Supervising business, advising on procedure and representing the House of Lords – more on the Lord Speaker


Championing engaging the public through outreach initiatives – explore Baroness D'Souza’s background

Reaching out

Connecting the public with the House of Lords through a range of opportunities and events – get involved

Events and speeches

In their own words – read the latest speeches, statements and updates from the Lord Speaker and Members of the Lords

Contact the Lord Speaker

The Rt Hon the Baroness D'Souza CMG 
House of Lords

Phone: 020 7219 6444

River Room

The Lord Speaker welcomes the use of the River Room for charitable and parliamentary events sponsored by Members of the Lords

Follow the Lords ...

Keep up with business and events, and hear first-hand from Members on their specialist areas, life and work in the House of Lords