About the Lords

The House of Lords is the second chamber of UK Parliament. It plays a crucial role in examining bills, questioning government action and investigating public policy.

House of Lords Explained

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

Work of the House of Lords

Find out about the impact of the House of Lords on new laws and public policy in 2016-17

State Opening of Parliament

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

History of the House of Lords

Key dates in the evolution of the House of Lords