What the House of Lords Does

Taken from the About Parliament series which offers a brief guide to the history, role and procedure of the UK Parliament. The series also provides links to other resources available on the Parliament website.

Guide to business (PDF PDF 555 KB) – information leaflet, also published in a number of foreign languages and available on our Guide to business webpage webpage.

Work of the House of Lords (PDF PDF 2.9 MB) 
The illustrated 'Work of the House of Lords' describes the work of the House with examples drawn from the previous session. Earlier editions of this publication are available on the archive page.

Research Material

The House of Commons Library produces a series of Research Papers on various subject. They are an occasional series of papers, numbered by year and sequence of publication, and usually deal with topics of current parliamentary interest.

Listed below are some of those that are relevant to What the House of Lords Does.

What does the House of Lords do? Who is the Lord Speaker? All your queries answered by the Lords Information Office.

Find out who sits in the House of Lords, how to contact them and read their short biographies.

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Take part in comment and conversation on life and work in the House of Lords with Lords of the Blog (external site).

Related information

Additional material can be obtained from the House of Lords Information Office, including the following: