Baroness D'Souza officially takes office as the second Lord Speaker elected by Members of the House of Lords on Thursday 1 September.
She succeeds Baroness Hayman who became the first Lord Speaker in 2006.
Baroness D'Souza will preside over a sitting of the House of Lords for the first time on Monday 5 September.
Lord Laming succeeds Baroness D'Souza as the Convenor of the Crossbench Peers.
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