827. Precedence of peers.

(ii)     Precedence

827.     Precedence of peers.

The House of Lords Precedence Act 1539 regulates the precedence of peers and certain office holders in Parliament1, but in practice peers today arrange themselves in the Chamber of the House by party or group rather than degree of peerage and rank. Outside Parliament, precedence is determined by royal warrant2, building on statute and letters patent of earlier ages. The Lord Chamberlain no longer publishes consolidated scales of precedence3, but various texts replicate the tables4.