Government Whips Office

The Office of the Government Chief Whip (House of Lords) supports the Chief Whip in securing the passage of Bills through the House of Lords and successfully completing the Government's legislative programme. It acts as a channel of communication between the Government and the opposition parties on parliamentary matters and co-ordinates parliamentary business in the House of Lords. The office provides support, advice and guidance on the legislative programme to Ministers, Government Departments and back-bench Peers.

The Office also supports a Ministerial Team of Whips in their roles as spokespersons for various Government Departments and in their duties as Lords and Baronesses in Waiting to HM The Queen. [external website]

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