The Clerk of the Parliaments heads up the administration of the House of Lords as its Accounting Officer, Corporate Officer and chair of the Lords Management Board. He acts as a chief executive officer for the House of Lords.
The Clerk of the Parliaments' Office provides a range of services supporting these corporate responsibilities, including business planning, business continuity, risk management, procedural, audit, communication and staff adviser functions.
The Clerk Assistant and Reading Clerk are part of the office and also members of the House of Lords Management Board. The Clerk Assistant is responsible to the Board for parliamentary services; the Reading Clerk is responsible to the board for corporate services.
The Clerk of the Parliaments' Office also provides:
- administrative assistance to the Chairman of Committees and table clerks
- secretariat services for the House Committee, Management Board, Audit, Administration and Works and Refreshment committees and a number of bicameral project boards.