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.
Recent work of the House of Lords
Highlights from the House of Lords' work to check and challenge government, and scrutinise legislation.
The House of Lords is made up of around 800 members from a variety of professions and walks of life
Find out about the impact of its work on new laws and public policy
Bills start in either the House of Lords or House of Commons. They go through set stages of approval in both Houses before they become an Act of Parliament
The House of Lords plays an important role in checking and challenging the decisions and actions of the government through questions and debates
The House of Lords committees investigate public policy, proposed laws and government activity
A report of all House of Lords business
The House of Lords Library provides impartial research and information services to Members of the House of Lords, their staff and the staff of the House.
Round-up of some of the key reports, analysis and debates on Brexit from the Lords.