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The House of Lords produces a range of free public information resources that explain the role, work and membership of the House. Read or order information on Lords legislative and committee work and the role of members. Email hlinfo@parliament.uk or call 020 7219 3107 to request large print editions; Braille editions of some publications are available.

Guides

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The House of Lords Explained (H-159)

Quick guide to the role of the House of Lords - how it works

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Guide to Work in the Chamber (H-051-M)

Find out about daily business in the chamber and how it happens

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Guide to Work in Committees (H-058-M)

Read about business in committees and how it happens

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Guide to the Work of the Lord Speaker (H-163)

Find out about the role, its creation and the current Lord Speaker

Briefings

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People & Membership (H-133)

A look at the people who carry out the work of the House of Lords

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Role and Work (H-132)

Discover more about the role and work of the House of Lords - including how a bill becomes law - the importance of delegated legislation and the work of its select committees

Committee briefings

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Constitution Committee (H-155)

Read about the committee's work examining constitutional matters and the constitutional implications of public bills

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Science and Technology Committee (H-158)

Read about the committee's work investigating science and technology matters

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European Union Committee (H-157)

Discover more about the examination of proposed EU laws and investigative work by the committee

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Economic Affairs Committee (H-110)

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee is charged with considering economic affairs

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Communications Committee (H-108)

Find out how the Lords Communication Committee scrutinises the media communications and creative industries

House of Lords history

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State Opening of Parliament (H-145)

Find out more about the occasion marking the start of Parliament's next working year

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History of the House of Lords (H-076)

Key dates in the evolution of the House of Lords