Work of the House of Lords

The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. It is independent from, and complements the work of, the elected House of Commons. The Lords shares the task of making and shaping laws and checking and challenging the work of the government.

The Lords has three main roles:

  • Making laws
  • In-depth consideration of public policy
  • Holding government to account.

Further information

Image: House of Lords 2014/Annabel Moeller

Lords Digital Chamber

Connect with members of the Lords on the Lords Digital Chamber - a website featuring social media feeds from peers and political groups.