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House of Lords publications

14 April 2022

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Find out more about the role and work of the House of Lords and its committees in the House of Lords publications series. All publications are available to download or order for free.  

About the Lords

Discover more about the role of the House, its history and the State Opening of Parliament:

Role, membership and chamber

Find out more about how the House of Lords works and meet its membership:

Committee work

Learn more about the role and work of committees and their investigations:

Get involved

There are several ways to keep up to date and follow the work of the House of Lords and its committees:


Questions, debates and scrutiny of legislation is streamed live online for free. Watch chamber and Lords committee meetings on Parliament TV.


All business in the House of Lords chamber and in Grand Committee is transcribed and available to read from around three hours after it happens. Read it free in Lords Hansard.

Follow on Twitter

Visit @UKHouseofLords on Twitter for highlights of each day’s work in the House.

Follow the hashtag #HouseofLords for what’s happening, or #LordsQs for details of questions put to the government at the start of business Monday to Thursday.

Other social media

Follow the House of Lords on FacebookFlickrInstagramLinkedIn and YouTube for highlights, photos and videos from the UK Parliament’s second chamber.

Subscribe to the House of Lords newsletter

Sign up and receive weekly updates on the latest news stories, draft law scrutiny, committee work and discussions happening in the Lords.

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