THE H  O  U  S  E   of   L  O  R  D  S - a brief guide - continued
PortcullisA Typical Working Day

The chamber of the House of Lords is the main focus for its work, particularly public legislation and debates but much work, mainly by Select Committees and on private legislation is done outside the chamber in committee rooms in the mornings.

The House sits at 2.30 pm from Mondays to Wednesdays and at 3 pm on Thursdays after party group meetings. If it sits on a Friday it usually starts at 11 am.

NOTICES AND ORDERS OF THE DAY gives details of the daily business.

notices and orders of the day

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