The membership of House of Lords is awarded to the former Speakers of House of Commons.
Ad Hoc Announcements
Ad Hoc announcements are the membership honours for appointed ministers who are not the member of House of Lords and they are appointed on ad hoc basis.
Political lists / Working Honours
The membership of House of Lords is also awarded to some political figures who attend the House regularly. They are also called as Working Peers.
Archbishops and Bishops
There are 26 memberships reserved for the bishops so whenever a vacancy comes up, it is given to the most senior serving bishop.
Resignation Honours are the memberships given to political advisor and fellow politicians of a resigning Prime Minister. These persons must be recommended by the Resigning Prime Minister to be eligible for the membership.
House of Lords Appointments Commission
The House of Lords Appointment Commission was established in 2000 and it recommends non political individuals for a life time honour membership.
The Dissolution Honours is held at the end of Parliament duration and the memberships are offered to some MPs from all the parties given that they are going to leave the House of Commons.