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Meet the Lords: Further reading

Updated Friday 24th February 2017

Seen Meet the Lords, or just want some extra information about the House of Lords? Here's a handy list of resources.

House of Lords chamber with peers Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: BBC Here is some online reading on the House of Lords outlining its history, form and function, the form Lords reform might take, and the place of the Lords in Britain’s political system.

History

What the Lords, in its own words, does today

The contemporary relationship between the Lords and the House of Commons

House of Lords Reform, 1911- 2015

What form might future Lords reform take?

Further (offline) reading

The best recent book on the Lords, written for specialists, but very accessible, is: 

Two good-quality general introductions to parliament with particular reference to the Lords are:

 

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