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How to access information from the Lords

There are several easy ways to access information relating to the House of Lords and its administration:


Information about the work of the House of Lords is freely available at The website includes important business information such as:

Information Office

The Information Office explains what the House of Lords is and does to the public via different channels, including the enquiry service, the press office, publications and its outreach programme.

You can contact the enquiry service with any general questions about the Lords by email at or on 020 7219 3107. 

Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives provide an archive service for Parliament and arrange public access to records, for example, Acts of Parliament, journals and other public bill documents.

Contact Parliamentary Archives on or call 020 7219 3074.

House of Lords Publication Scheme

Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the House of Lords is required to adopt and to maintain a publication scheme which set outs:

  • classes of information which it publishes or intends to publish
  • the manner in which the information is published
  • whether a charge will be made for the information.

Further information on the House of Lords publication scheme.

Requesting information from the Lords

If you are unable to find the information that you need with the sources listed above and wish to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, you can contact the Information Compliance team.

Email including 'request for information' in the subject line, or write to: Information Compliance team, House of Lords, London SW1A 0PW.

Further information


Watch the Lords on Parliament TV

Watch all the action from the Lords' chamber and committees live on Parliament TV

Lords enquiry service

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

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

Subscribe to Lords newsletter

Sign up for the House of Lords newsletter for the latest news, debates and business

Lords publications

Get free copies of House of Lords publications and briefings

Lords Hansard

Read the latest Lords Hansardfor a detailed word by word report of the work in the chamber