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The House of Lords: The Lord Speaker
Until 2007, the House of Lords did not have its own impartial Speaker to preside over debates. In July 2006 the first Lord Speaker was elected, as part of the governments' report of the Lord Chancellor office. The Lord Speakers' duties are examined, with actual footage illustrating some of the key elements of the Lord Speaker's role. The Lord Speaker chairs daily business in the House of Lords and ensures that order is kept at all times.
Broadcast on BBC News as part of a series of reports on the 'A to Z of Parliament'.
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