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List of previous Lords recess dates
See previous House of Lords recess dates.
State Opening of Parliament 2017
Information on the reduced ceremonial elements of the State Opening of Parliament scheduled for 21 June 2017
Lords Recess dates
Recess dates for House of Lords
By-election
Results of previous by-elections in the House of Lords
Spokespersons in the House of Lords
List of spokespersons in the House of Lords by party
Membership and principal office holders
Information on Members of the House of Lords and principal office holders
Attendance for previous sessions
Table detailing information on sitting days for previous sessions
Members of the House of Lords who were once MPs
Listing names of Members of the Lords who used to be MPs
Government defeats in the House of Lords
Information relating to the number of times that the Government has been defeated in the House of Lords
Bills
Useful information and related reading on Bills in the House of Lords
Business of the House of Lords
Frequently asked questions on the business of the House of Lords
House of Lords calendar
Useful information and related reading on interesting topics such as State Opening, dissolution, attending public debates and more
Legislation affecting the House of Lords
Information on key legislation affecting the House of Lords
Members of the House of Lords granted leave of absence
List detailing Members of the House of Lords granted Leave of Absence
Recalls of the House of Lords
A list of reasons why the House of Lords has been recalled
Role and work of the House of Lords
Information and related reading on the role and work of the House of Lords
State Opening of Parliament
Information on the State Opening of Parliament, including the Queen's speeches from 1994-present
The Clerk of the Parliaments: Role and Functions
Information on the Clerk of the Parliaments, who is responsible for the services provided by the permanent administration of the House of Lords to meet the House's four corporate objectives