663. The Clerk of the Parliaments.

The Clerk of the Parliaments is the head of the administration of the House of Lords and its principal adviser on procedure and other matters1. He is appointed under letters patent by the Crown, must exercise the duties of his office in person and can be removed from office only by the Crown upon an address of the House of Lords for that purpose2.

In addition to his duties connected with the judicial work of the House3, the Clerk of the Parliaments is required to make true entries and records of the things passed in the House. He signs all

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