House of Lords FAQs

Frequently asked questions relating to the House of Lords:

Attendance for previous sessions

Table detailing information on sitting days for previous sessions

Bills

Useful information and related reading on Bills in the House of Lords

Business

Frequently asked questions on the business of the House of Lords

By-election

Results of previous by-elections in the House of Lords

Government defeats

Information relating to the number of times that the Government has been defeated in the House of Lords

Calendar

Useful information and related reading on interesting topics such as State Opening, dissolution, attending public debates and more

Recess

Recess dates for House of Lords

Leader of the House of Lords

List detailing the names of Leaders of the House of Lords from 1963 to the present day

Legislation affecting the House of Lords

Information on key legislation affecting the House of Lords

Members granted leave of absence

List detailing Members of the House of Lords granted Leave of Absence

Lords who were once MPs

Listing names of Members of the Lords who used to be MPs

Membership and principal office holders

Information on Members of the House of Lords and principal office holders

Lords recalls

A list of reasons why the House of Lords has been recalled

Role and work of the House of Lords

Information and related reading on the role and work of the House of Lords

Spokespersons

List of spokespersons in the House of Lords by party

State Opening

Information on the State Opening of Parliament, including the Queen's speeches from 1994-present

Clerk of the Parliaments

Information on the Clerk of the Parliaments, who is responsible for the services provided by the permanent administration of the House of Lords to meet the House's four corporate objectives