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 Lords members.

Lord Speaker news

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What does the Lord Speaker do?

The Lord Speaker presides over work in the House of Lords chamber giving procedural advice and assistance.

About Baroness D'Souza

Find out more about Baroness D'Souza and how she became the Lord Speaker.

The work of the Lord Speaker

The Lord Speaker publishes details of her meetings and engagements

Lords outreach programme

The Lord Speaker has helped develop an active outreach programme designed to engage the public, especially young people, with the work of the Lords.

River Room

The Lord Speaker welcomes the use of the River Room for receptions on behalf of UK-registered charities or cross-party parliamentary events sponsored by members of the Lords

Assorted costs incurred by the Lord Speaker's Office and gifts received

Records are published quarterly of costs incurred by the Lord Speaker's Office on its official entertainment budget, of details of the Lord Speaker's travel within the UK and of gifts received by the Lord Speaker.