Conventions on the relationship between the House of Commons and House of Lords - Commons Library Standard Note

Published 08 June 2011 | Standard notes SN05996

Amended 09 June 2011

Authors: Lucinda Maer

Topic: Constitution, House of Commons, House of Lords, Parliament

There are a number of conventions and statutes which together, enshrine the primacy of the elected chamber, the House of Commons, over the House of Lords. These are examined in this note along with the requirements of the Parliament Acts and the proposals set out by the Government in their 2011 White Paper and Bill.

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