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How the Lords is run

A busy administration supports the House in carrying out its day to day duties. It is responsible for advising on parliamentary procedure and is politically impartial. It also performs a range of corporate functions, from finance and catering to property management and security.

House of Lords departments

There are around 500 members of staff that work behind the scenes in the House of Lords, from legislative and finance personnel to retail and catering staff

Working for the House of Lords

People from many different backgrounds and career paths work at the House of Lords, from caterers to doorkeepers and lawyers to press officers

Lords enquiry service

Contact the House of Lords enquiry service with questions about the Lords:

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