Main Role of the Lord Speaker:
The Lord Speaker represents the House of Lords as an ambassador both inside and outside the United Kingdom. The Lord Speaker explains the role of the House of Lords and its input to the Parliament. The Lord Speaker symbolizes the House of Lords on formal occasions as well.
However, the main role of the Lord Speaker is to refrain from all sorts of political activities and leave his or her group affiliation aside and act as a neutral person while performing the duties of a speaker. The Lord Speaker also cannot vote on any proceedings in the House of Lords. In addition to that, the Lord Speaker supervises the proceedings in the Upper House of the Parliament by giving procedural recommendations and assistance.
Other Duties of the Lord Speaker:
- Develop a programme that will make the work of the House of Lords and its members easy to grasp and available to the general public without facing any trouble.
- Preside over the House Committee (responsible for financial matters of the House of Lords).
- Attends Speakers of Parliaments meetings, which take place internationally.
- Sustains official responsibility for safety in the Lords region of the parliamentary estate.