Office of the Leader of the House of Lords
The Office of the Leader of the House of Lords (OLHL) is a ministerial department of the Cabinet Office with the duty of providing support to the Leader of the House of Lords, currently Baroness Evans of Bowes Park. Duties include assisting the leader in providing information, as well as answering questions from members of the House of Lords and the British Government.
|Formed||4 April 1721|
|Headquarters||1 Horseguards Road, |
|Parent Department||Cabinet Office|
|Website||Leader of the House|
The deputy leader also provides support for the office including questioning government ministers and working on legislation debated by the house. The deputy leader is not a cabinet level minister. It also supports the Lords Whip's Office.
|The Rt Hon. The Baroness Evans of Bowes Park MBE PC||Leader of the House of Lords and Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal||Management and delivery of the Government’s legislative programme (through the House of Lords) and facilitating the passage of individual bills; Leading the House (in the Chamber and as a key member of domestic committees to do with procedure, conduct, and the internal governance of the House); Issues connected to the House of Lords and its governance; Speaking for the Government in the Chamber on a range of issues, including repeating in the House of Lords statements made to the Commons by the Prime Minister; Ceremonial and other duties as the Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal.|
|The Rt Hon. The Earl Howe PC||Deputy Leader of the House of Lords||The Deputy Leader of the House of Lords supports the House of Lords in its job of questioning government ministers, improving legislation and debating topics of national significance.|