Lords reform c1920-1999

Accommodating women peers

From 1958 the House of Lords administration had to adapt to women members in all sort of ways, from deciding what to call them (women peers or peeresses) to providing more bathrooms.

The work of life peers, 1958-2008

Since 1958, life peers have brought a greater diversity to the membership of the House of Lords and played a significant role in its work. This section explores the different ways in which life peers have contributed to the work of the Lords.

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