Work of the House of Lords 2016-17

In the last full parliamentary session (18 May 2016 to 27 April 2017), the House of Lords spent 141 days checking draft laws (bills),questioning and debating government action and investigating public policy -we're highlighting its work.


  1. It covers a diverse range of subjects checking and challenging government decisions and debating and investigating public policy.
  2. Members use their professional experience and specialist knowledge to carry out the House's work.
  3. The Lords examines the detail of a bill, highlighting problems and closing loopholes, including the Higher Education and Research Bill...
  4. ...and the Article 50 Bill.
  5. See more about it's 2016-17 work on Brexit, higher education, libraries, housing and more, order or download our brochure.