A ceremony of Introduction takes place in the House of Lords before each Peer is able to take his or her seat in the House. It is a short ceremony lasting about 5 minutes at the beginning of business in the Lords.

An introduction is also the formal start of a Bill's progress through Parliament when the Bill is given its first reading and ordered to be printed.

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Related glossary term: Writ of summons

About Parliament: Passage of a Bill

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