Conventions on the relationship between the House of Commons and House of Lords

Published 08 June 2011

There are a number of conventions and statutes which together, enshrine the primacy of the elected chamber, the House of Commons, over the House of Lords. These are examined in this note along with the requirements of the Parliament Acts and the proposals set out by the Government in their 2011 White Paper and Bill.

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There are a number of conventions and statutes which together, enshrine the primacy of the elected chamber, the House of Commons, over the House of Lords. These are examined in this note along with the requirements of the Parliament Acts and the proposals set out by the Government in their 2011 White Paper and Bill.

Commons Briefing papers SN05996

Author: Lucinda Maer

Topics: Parliament, Constitution, House of Lords, House of Commons

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