It is the duty of the Lord Speaker ordinarily to attend the House of Lords as Speaker of the House1. If the Lord Speaker is absent, his place on the Woolsack or in the chair may be taken either by a deputy speaker2, or by a deputy chairman3. If neither a deputy speaker nor a deputy chairman is present, the Lords may then choose their own Speaker during that vacancy4.
The Lord Speaker sits on the Woolsack and presides over the deliberations of the House, and may also chair Committees of the whole House
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