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Government transparency needed for effective Parliamentary scrutiny of trade agreements
The International Agreements Committee writes to the Foreign Secretary, with concerns about the Government’s response to its Working Practices: one year on report.
08 February 2022
Commons and Lords Speakers celebrate conclusion of major Parliament restoration project
A major conservation project in Parliament has concluded after almost ten years
18 January 2022
Lord Speaker statement following the death of President of the European Parliament David Sassoli
The Lord Speaker offers condolences to the European Parliament and to President Sassoli’s family and friends.
11 January 2022
A busy House of Lords chamber with members filling the benches
2021 in the House of Lords
As the House of Lords pauses for recess until January, we look back at an action-packed year in the UK Parliament’s second chamber.
17 December 2021
The Lord Speaker addresses a meeting at COP26 in Glasgow
Lord Speaker addresses COP26 meeting
The Lord Speaker addressed the BGIPU's Parliamentary Meeting for COP26 on Sunday 7 November. Read what he had to say.
08 November 2021
Lord Speaker letter on the House of Lords
The Lord Speaker responds to the Financial Times on the composition, work and role of the House of Lords
24 September 2021
The Speaker of the House of Commons, Lord Speaker and podcast host Matthew Purvis sit around a table in front of microphones
House of Lords Podcast: the Speakers
The Speakers of the Lords and Commons discuss shared histories and plans for the future
23 September 2021
Baroness Barker speaking in the House of Lords chamber
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 chamber during a debate
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
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