House of Lords - Netflix

Coverage of business in the House of Lords

House of Lords - Netflix

Type: News

Languages: English

Status: Running

Runtime: None minutes

Premier: 2016-03-16

House of Lords - Introduction (House of Lords) - Netflix

Introduction is a ceremony in the House of Lords whereby new members are “introduced” to the existing membership. Introductions in the Lords are more elaborate than those in the House of Commons.

House of Lords - Lords Spiritual ceremony - Netflix

The ceremony for Lords Spiritual has been significantly simpler, and was not affected by the recommendations of the 1998 Committee. The Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod and the Garter Principal King of Arms do not take part. The supporters of the Lords Spiritual are, in all cases, other Lords Spiritual; the new member and the supporters wear their clerical robes. The procession, with the junior supporter in front and the senior supporter behind the new archbishop or bishop, arrives in front of the Table of the House. The new member then submits his writ of summons, which is read by a Clerk. (Archbishops and bishops do not have letters patent to present.) The Clerk then administers the Oath. Then, the procession progresses to the Woolsack, where the new archbishop or bishop shakes hands with the Lord Speaker. Then, instead of leaving the Chamber, the new member and his supporters immediately take seats on the Bishops' Benches. (Archbishops and bishops do not sit with any particular party, though the two Bishops' Benches are on the same side of the Chamber as the seats for members of the Government party.)

House of Lords - References - Netflix