House of Lords
|Visits to the House of Lords
The House normally finishes business about 10pm Monday-Wednesday and at 7.30pm on Thursday.
The House of Lords does not usually sit during August, part of September and early October, during the weeks before and after Christmas and for a week or so at Easter and at the Spring Bank Holiday. This session's provisional recess dates are as follows:
How to obtain entry
The queue starts at the St Stephen's entrance [link to plan: http://www.parliament.uk/commons/lib/colmap.pdf]. There are two queues, one each for the House of Commons and the House of Lords. The Lords' queue is usually shorter so it is easier to get into the Lords' Gallery, although it may not always be possible to secure a place for Question Time. Question Time lasts for 40 minutes from 2.30pm on Mondays to Wednesdays and for 30 minutes from 3.00pm on Thursdays.
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