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The Lord Speaker chairs daily business in the House of Lords chamber and is an ambassador for the work of the House. Baroness D'Souza is the second Lord Speaker elected by Lords members.
Baroness D'Souza thanks President Higgins following his speech
Michael D. Higgins addresses MPs and peers
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium meet speakers of both Houses
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The Lord Speaker presides over work in the House of Lords chamber giving procedural advice and assistance.
Find out more about Baroness D'Souza and how she became the Lord Speaker.
Sharing expertise and working to broaden understanding about the work and role of the Lords.
The Lord Speaker has helped develop an active outreach programme designed to engage the public, especially young people, with the work of the Lords.
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
The Rt Hon the Baroness D'Souza CMG House of Lords London SW1A 0PW
Phone: 020 7219 6444 Email: email@example.com
The 15th Meeting of the Association of European Senates took place in the House of Lords on 14 June 2013.
Registers are kept of gifts received by the Lord Speaker and of official car use.