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The House of Lords produces a range of free public information resources that explain the role, work and membership of the House. Read or order information on Lords legislative and committee work and the role of members. Email or call 020 7219 3107 to request large print editions; Braille editions of some publications are available.


Guide to Work in the Chamber (H-051-M)

Find out about daily business in the chamber and how it happens

The House of Lords Explained (H-159)

Quick guide to the role of the House of Lords - how it works

Guide to Work in Committees (H-058-M)

Read about business in committees and how it happens

Work of the House of Lords (H-122)

Find out about the impact the House of Lords has on checking challenging and changing laws and public policy


People & Membership (H-133)

A look at the people who carry out the work of the House of Lords

Role and Work (H-132)

Discover more about the role and work of the House of Lords - including how a bill becomes law - the importance of delegated legislation and the work of its select committees

Committee briefings

Constitution Committee (H-155)

Read about the committee's work examining constitutional matters and the constitutional implications of public bills

Science and Technology Committee (H-158)

Read about the committee's work investigating science and technology matters

European Union Committee (H-157)

Discover more about the examination of proposed EU laws and investigative work by the committee

Economic Affairs Committee (H-110)

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee is charged with considering economic affairs

Communications Committee (H-108)

Find out how the Lords Communication Committee scrutinises the media communications and creative industries

House of Lords history

State Opening of Parliament (H-145)

Find out more about the occasion marking the start of Parliament's next working year

History of the House of Lords (H-076)

Key dates in the evolution of the House of Lords