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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 or call 020 7219 3107 to request large print editions; Braille editions of some publications are available.

About the Lords

House of Lords Explained (H-205)

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

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

State Opening of Parliament (H-145)

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

History of the House of Lords (H-177)

Key dates in the evolution of the House of Lords

Role, members & chamber

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

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

People and Membership (H-213)

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

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

Committee work

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

Read about business in committees and how it happens

Communications Committee (H-205X)

Find out how the committee investigates the media and creative industries

Economic Affairs Committee (H-207)

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

European Union Committee (H-208)

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

Science and Technology Committee (H-209)

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

Constitution Committee (H-206)

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