House of Lords

From BMG Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
The Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament Assembled
Crowned portcullis in Pantone 7427 C
Logo used to represent the House of Lords
Flag of the House of Lords
Flag of the House of Lords
Political groups
Chamber Leadership
  Lord Speaker (1)
  Deputy Speaker (1)
Lords Spiritual
  Bishops (1)
Lords Temporal
HM Government
  National (1)
  Social Democrats (3)
Other groups
  Crossbenchers (12)
Length of term
Peerage held for life
Meeting place
Wood-panelled room with high ceiling containing comfortable red padded benches and large gold throne.
House of Lords Chamber, Palace of Westminster, London, England

The House of Lords is the upper house of Parliament. Like the lower house, the House of Commons, it meets in the Palace of Westminster. The Lords is not elected, but it's members are appointed by the Monarch. Members appointed are usually on recommendation of the House of Lords Appointments Commission and have lots of experience.

The House of Lords holds the government, and parliament, to account by scrutinising bills. Peers regularly review and amend bills before they reach Royal Assent, seeking agreement with the House of Commons on the final text.

Appointments Commission