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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 the Lords’ legislative and select committee work and the role of our members.

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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Work of the House of Lords (H-122)

Find out about the impact the House of Lords has on checking challenging and changing laws and public policy

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The House of Lords Explained (H-105)

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

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

Read about the House's investigative work in committees

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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Science and Technology Committee (H-112)

The Science and Technology Committee is appointed to consider science and technology

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European Union Committee (H-111)

How the Lords European Union Committee examines proposed EU law and its implications for the UK

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Economic Affairs Committee (H-110)

The Lords Economic Affairs Committee is charged with considering economic affairs

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Constitution Committee (H-109)

Read about the Lords Constitution Committee and how it investigates the constitutional implications of all government bills

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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-100)

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