Our work

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.

  • UK position on foreign affairs

    In 2021 the government published an integrated review of security, defence, development and foreign policy. It published a refreshed review in March 2023 to take account of developments in foreign affairs over the preceding two years. The government has since published a number of policy papers and strategies to complement the refreshed review. In addition, Lord Cameron of Chipping Norton was appointed as foreign secretary in November 2023.

    UK position on foreign affairs
  • International Women’s Day 2024: Economic inclusion of women

    Economic disparities persist between men and women globally, with women generally facing lower pay, higher levels of informal employment, and more unpaid care work than men. Internationally, the UK government has made commitments to promote gender equality and economic inclusion, but concerns have been raised about the level of aid funding. In the UK, the government has expanded childcare places for working parents and supported private members’ bills to make changes to employment law.

    International Women’s Day 2024: Economic inclusion of women
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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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