House of Lords is part of the United Kingdom Parliament.
The House of Lords considers legislation, debates issues of
importance and provides a forum for government ministers to be questioned.
of the House consider a wide range of issues and produce reports on them.
The House of Lords is also the highest court in the United Kingdom.
Links from this page will take you to further information on the work of the
House and its Committees, its membership, history, powers and publications.
To find out about the House as an appeal court, click on judicial
About the House of Lords
of Lords Committee on the Constitutional Reform Bill
This new Lords Committee is set to report by
Thursday 24 June 2004. The Bill will create: a Supreme court; an
Independent Judicial Appointments System; and new arrangements to replace
the Office of Lord Chancellor. A press
notice is available.
of the House of Lords
The new illustrated 'Work
of the House of Lords' describes what the House of Lords does with
examples drawn from the last complete session (2002-03). An earlier edition
of this publication is available on the archive
List of Forthcoming
Business of the House of Lords for the week ahead. Further information
is available on the
What's On page.
Inquiries, evidence sessions, reports and other news
from the committees which scrutinise the work of Government.
OF THE HOUSE
Members of the House of Lords attend the House on
a voluntary basis. They are unpaid and few of them have offices or a
secretary. Anyone wishing to contact a member urgently should be aware that
delays can occur when mail and messages have to be forwarded.
the main Palace of Westminster switchboard 020 7219 3000 and ask to
be put through to a member. The switchboard will try to connect you if the
member has a desk and telephone number.
a message with the ‘Message Service’ 020 7219 5353.
Letters addressed to members at the -
be delivered to them in the House or forwarded according to instructions
Members of the House of Lords
quick guide to forms of address for members of the House
mailshots for the House of Lords are not accepted at the Palace of
bulk mail shots must be individually named, stamped (1st or 2nd
class) and addressed to
9 Howick Place
of Current Members of the House.
list see links below and lists by party
and other groupings.
Sources of Information about Members:
Parliamentary Companion or Who’s Who both contain short biographical
details and addresses. They are available in public libraries.
Lords of Appeal in Ordinary (Usually 12 Law Lords)
Elected Hereditary Peer
Hereditary Royal Office Holders
Hereditary Peers given Life Peerages
(Peers on Leave of Absence do not appear on these lists)
information: Illustrated Brief Guide and Briefing papers
of the House House
of Lords Annual Report 2000-2001
of Lords Annual Report 1999-2000 House
of Lords Annual Report 1998-99 The
Register of Lords Interests
to the House of Lords
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