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Ceremonial in the House of Lords. LLN 2010/007

Published Friday, March 5, 2010

Ceremonial in the House of Lords. This Library Note focuses on the principal ceremonies that take place in the House of Lords, including the State Opening, presenting the Speaker of the House of Commons, Royal Assent, prorogation and dissolution, and the Introduction of peers. It also describes the role of Royal Commissions, the roles of the Earl Marshal and the Lord Great Chamberlain, other notable ceremonies (the Lord Speaker’s Procession and presentation of an Address to the Sovereign) and finally looks at proposals for reform.

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Lords Library notes LLN-2010-007

Author: Glenn Dymond

Topics: House of Lords, Lord Speaker, Members of the Lords, Parliamentary procedure

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