House of Lords Standards and Interests

Rules of conduct in the House of Lords

Read the rules of conduct for members of the House of Lords as set out in the Code of Conduct and the Guide to the Code of Conduct. The rules for members’ staff are set out in the Code of Conduct for House of Lords Members’ Staff.

Commissioner for Standards in the House of Lords

The House of Lords Commissioner for Standards is responsible for the independent and impartial investigation of alleged breaches of the House of Lords Code of Conduct.

Hospitality events at the House of Lords

Members of the Lords can hold private events at the House of Lords, subject to rules agreed by the House on using the House of Lords refreshment and facilities services for private events.

Guidance to members on accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality

The Committee for Privileges and Conduct has published a report providing guidance to members of the House of Lords on accepting gifts, benefits and hospitality.

Contact the House of Lords Commissioner for Standards office

General Enquiries: 020 7219 7152
Press Office: 0207 219 8550
Email: lordsstandards@parliament.uk

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Lords’ Conduct (Sub-Committee)

The Sub-Committee on Lords’ Conduct undertakes detailed consideration of matters relating to the Code of Conduct.