Lord Speaker news from UK Parliament.
Lords debates enhancing quality of government
Members discuss training in core leadership skills for ministers and senior civil servants. Learn more
17 September 2021
House of Lords recalled to debate the situation in Afghanistan
The House of Lords met on Wednesday 18 August to debate the situation in Afghanistan and quiz government on action
19 August 2021
Lord Speaker meets with German Ambassador to the UK
The German Ambassador to the UK, Andreas Michaelis, met with the Lord Speaker to discuss strengthening inter-parliamentary relations between Germany and the UK.
16 July 2021
Lord Speaker welcomes Japanese Ambassador Hayashi
The Lord Speaker met with the new Japanese Ambassador to the UK, Hajime Hayashi, to discuss the important role of parliamentary relations in the UK-Japan relationship.
14 July 2021
Parliament’s two Speakers mark secret plan for MPs to meet in the Lords
A wartime undercover operation which saw MPs meeting secretly in the House of Lords 80 years ago, was marked on Tuesday 22 June by the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament, ahead of the anniversary today, Thursday 24 June 2021
24 June 2021
House of Lords Podcast: Lord Speaker and Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom
We speak to Lord McFall of Alcluith about his career and role as Lord Speaker, and Lord Arbuthnot of Edrom about wrongfully convicted subpostmasters
18 June 2021
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