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Leader of the House of Lords

The Leader of the House of Lords is a member of cabinet and is responsible for overseeing the organisation of government business in the House of Lords.

The leader advises the House on matters of procedure and draws the House's attention to breaches of order.

He or she speaks on behalf of the House on formal occasions and can provide assistance or advice to peers at any time during questions and debates.

The Lords look to the Leader of the House to intervene when self regulation fails to select one particular peer to ask a question should several peers wish to speak at once and refuse to give way.

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