Lord Speaker news from UK Parliament.
Highlights from the 2019-21 session in the Lords
Read more about the House's work checking and revising legislation, debating key issues, and scrutinising the decisions and actions of the government.
07 May 2021
Lord McFall of Alcluith is next Lord Speaker
House of Lords elects McFall of Alcluith as fourth Lord Speaker. Find out more
21 April 2021
House of Lords tributes to HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Members pay tribute to the Duke of Edinburgh and agree a Humble Address of condolence to Her Majesty The Queen
13 April 2021
HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh
Speaker and Lord Speaker offer condolences to the Royal Family
12 April 2021
UK Parliament holds minute’s silence for National Day of Reflection
On 23 March, the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament led a minute’s silence to mark the anniversary of the first lockdown
23 March 2021
Memorial service to commemorate PC Keith Palmer, GM
Parliament marks the fourth anniversary of the death of PC Keith Palmer, who was murdered during a terrorist attack in Westminster on 22 March 2017
22 March 2021
Lord Speaker announces he is stepping down
Lord Fowler is stepping down in late April to campaign on HIV/AIDS and other issues
25 February 2021
House of Lords meets on 30 December
The House considered legislation relating to the UK’s future relationship with the EU and new Coronavirus regulations.
31 December 2020
Read UK Parliament's new children's book celebrating Disability History Month
Read UK Parliament's new children's book celebrating Disability History Month.
18 November 2020
Lord Kilclooney’s tweet
At its meeting on Tuesday 10 November, the House of Lords Commission agreed to unreservedly associate itself with the Lord Speaker’s statement.
11 November 2020
House of Lords launches new podcast
The first episode, exploring how the House of Lords has responded to the coronavirus pandemic, is available to download now.
06 November 2020
Update on possible relocation of parliamentary functions
Speakers of both Houses respond to R&R Sponsor Body
19 August 2020
Lord Speaker statement on new appointments
Lord Fowler responds as government announces new members
31 July 2020
Speakers join parliamentarians and staff ‘to thank our NHS'
The Houses of Parliament was among tens of national landmarks to light up in blue to celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS this Saturday
04 July 2020
COVID-19 Rapid Summary: Behavioural Science
Science and Technology Committee publishes third summary of evidence on COVID-19
17 June 2020