This is a selection of shots from stock footage
from the Parliamentary Archives featuring the Parliament Acts. This is ‘the well’ in
the Victoria Tower where the Parliamentary Archives are kept and this is the Modern Act
Room where the Acts of Parliament are kept including the Parliament Acts and we can see
the Acts in their boxes, on the table here. We are now in the Parliamentary Archives Search
Room and I am opening up the box of the Parliament Act 1911. This restricted the powers of the
House of Lords over the House of Commons. This is the Parliament Act 1949.
This is the Life Peerages Act 1958 which allowed Life Peers to be created for the first time
and this is the House of Lords Act 1999. Here are all four Acts about House of Lords
Reform, pictured together.