Rules and guides for business

Read information about procedure in the House of Lords.

The Standing Orders of the House of Lords Relating to Private Business

Browse the current House of Lords Standing Orders Relating to Private Business, as they were originally published on 20 July 2005.

The Standing Orders of the House of Lords Relating to Public Business

Explains the rules that regulate the way Lords conduct House of Lords public business, including electing the Lord Speaker and powers of committees.

Companion to the Standing Orders and Guide to the Proceedings of the House of Lords

Read the authoritative guide to procedure in the House of Lords.

Guide for Deputy Speakers and Deputy Chairmen

Explains to Deputy Speakers how to conduct business in the Chamber.

Guidance on Public Bills in the House of Lords

Information on taking part in Public Bills, promoting Private Member's Bills and tabling amendments.