What the administration does

Together the House of Lords Commission, the House of Lords Management Board and the Clerk of the Parliaments provide corporate leadership for the House of Lords.

The main objective of the administration is to enable the House and its members to carry out their parliamentary functions effectively by:

  • providing the House and its committees with the advice and services they need for the effective conduct of business
  • providing individual members of the House with the advice and services they need for the effective performance of their parliamentary duties regardless of party or office
  • making the House and its work accessible to the public
  • maintaining the House’s buildings and collections, having regard to the heritage they represent.

The House of Lords Commission considers and sets strategy issues, the House of Lords Management Board is responsible for strategic delivery and the Clerk of the Parliaments has responsibility for managing and delivering services in the House of Lords.

House of Lords Commission

The House of Lords Commission provides high-level strategic and political direction for the House of Lords administration on behalf of the House.

Management Board

The Management Board is the body responsible for decisions about the delivery of services in the House of Lords. The directors of the main functions in the House of Lords make up the Management Board.

Clerk of the Parliaments

As chair of the Management Board, Accounting Officer, Corporate Officer, as well the House’s chief procedural adviser, the Clerk of the Parliaments heads the administration in the House of Lords – carrying out the responsibilities of the chief executive of the House.



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  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107

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Contact details

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House of Lords External Communications
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