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Lords Chamber Event

The House of Lords opens up the chamber every year, inviting people from across the UK to take part in a debating event.

A photo of young people in the Lords chamber. A young woman is stood up and speaking to the rest of the participants.

2019 Chamber Event: how can we reach a sustainable future?

2019’s House of Lords Chamber Event took place on Friday 29 November when schools, civic organisations and members of the House of Lords took part in an inter-generational debate. The participants were asked 'How can we reach a sustainable future?'

Past debates

Subjects up for debate in recent years have included international relations, free speech, social care, climate change and the future of the Lords itself:

Image: House of Lords 2019 / Photography by Roger Harris

Lords Enquiry Service and FAQs

House of Lords FAQs

The Lords Enquiry Service provides information on the role, work and membership of the House of Lords.

  • Telephone: 0800 223 0855 (Freephone) or 020 7219 3107
  • Email:
  • Text Relay: 18001 7219 3107

The telephone enquiry service is open from 10am - 5pm Monday to Thursday, and 10am - 4pm on Fridays. During recess, the hours are 10am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.