House of Lords Standards and Interests

Code of Conduct for the House of Lords

Read the Code of Conduct and the standards expected of Members of the House of Lords in discharging their parliamentary and public duties.

Commissioner for Standards in the House of Lords

The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards is responsible for the independent and impartial investigation of alleged breaches of the House of Lords Code of Conduct.

Members' hospitality

Members of the Lords can hold private events at the House of Lords, subject to rules agreed by the House on using the House of Lords refreshment and facilities services for private events.

Guidance to members on accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Committee for Privileges and Conduct has published a report providing guidance to members of the House of Lords on accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality.

Contact the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards office

General Enquiries: 020 7219 7152
Email: lordsstandards@parliament.uk

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Lords’ Conduct (Sub-Committee)

The Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct undertakes detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct.