Policies and procedures

The House of Lords' main public policies and procedures are available here

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information Act 2000 gives people the right to request information held by the House of Lords

Data Protection

The Data Protection Act requires the House of Lords to manage the personal data it holds appropriately and in accordance with eight data protection principles.


The procurement policy sets out the rules and regulations the House of Lords follows when purchasing products and services.

Reserved papers policy

The reserved papers policy explains the procedure for non-disclosure of the content of items in House of Lords committee papers.

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Lords Hansard

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