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The House of Lords Library provides impartial research, reference and resources services to support Members and the work of the House of Lords.

  • Upcoming business

    This page provides details of House of Lords Library research publications which are relevant to upcoming business in the House of Lords.

  • Research by topic

    Browse our work by topic, from Brexit and the EU to science and the environment. Explore our most recent publications, including in-depth briefings and web-based articles.

  • Resources

    This page provides details of the books and e-books, journal articles, newspapers, and other Library resources available to Members and staff of the House of Lords with a parliamentary login.

In Focus: latest from the Library

Read the most recent articles analysing topical issues and current affairs.

  • Support for Opera

    Concerns have been raised about the state of the opera sector in England, with much of this focused on the financial pressures it is facing. A number of English opera institutions are now receiving reduced Arts Council funding and, taken together with increasing cost pressures and inflation, this has led to cuts in performances and concerns about the sector’s future viability. In addition, concerns have been raised about diversity and equality across opera, including in audiences and the workforce. Arts Council England has said it will be having discussions with sector representatives about how these issues can be best addressed.

    Support for Opera
  • UEFA European Football Championship 2028

    The UK and the Republic of Ireland are due to jointly host the European Football Championship in 2028 (EURO 28). The UK government hopes it will deliver £2.4bn in socio-economic benefits to cities and communities across the UK. EURO 28 will be held in 10 venues across England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and the Republic of Ireland. However, there have been recent concerns over the costs of the development of one of those venues: Casement Park in Belfast.

    UEFA European Football Championship 2028
  • Cyclists and the law

    Currently, cyclists who drive dangerously or carelessly can be prosecuted for various offences, including those contained in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (as amended). In 2024, the government said it was introducing a new offence of causing death by dangerous cycling. This briefing summarises the existing laws and proposals for creating new offences ahead of a forthcoming debate in the House of Lords.

    Cyclists and the law
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Research Briefings: latest from the Library

Analysis on legislation before the House of Lords, debates and topical affairs.

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Data Dashboards: latest from the Library

Interactive data visualisations on the House of Lords.

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  • Research Briefings

    In-depth analysis on legislation before the House of Lords, debates and topical affairs. Longer, more in-depth briefings in PDF format.

  • In Focus

    Shorter, web-based articles analysing debates in the House, as well as topical issues and current affairs.

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