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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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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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House of Lords Explained (H-205)

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

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Work of the House of Lords (H-202)

Find out about the impact of the House of Lords on new laws and public policy in 2015-16

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

Read about business in committees and how it happens

Briefings

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Role and Work (H-212)

Discover more about how law making happens in the Lords, delegated legislation, the powers of the House and it's scrutiny and committee work

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People and Membership (H-213)

Meet the membership of the Lords and read about the value they bring to the House's work

Committee briefings

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Science and Technology Committee (H-209)

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

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European Union Committee (H-208)

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

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Economic Affairs Committee (H-207)

Find out about the committee's role and work examining the UK economy

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Constitution Committee (H-206)

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

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Communications Committee (H-182)

Find out how the committee investigates the media and creative industries

House of Lords history

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History of the House of Lords (H-177)

Key dates in the evolution of the House of Lords

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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