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. Lord Fowler is the third Lord Speaker elected by Lords members.

Lord Speaker news

The Lord Speaker, Lord FowlerLord Fowler sits as Lord Speaker for first time

Presides over business in the chamber

The Lord Speaker's role

The Mace and Woolsack in the House of Lords chamber

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

About Lord Fowler

The Lord Speaker, Lord Fowler

Find out more about Lord Fowler.

The Lord Speaker's work

Lord Fowler, the Lord Speaker

The Lord Speaker publishes details of his 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.