Leader of the House of LordsLeader of the House of Lords is a function in the British government that is always held in combination with a formal Cabinet position, most often Lord Privy Seal or Lord President of the Council.
The Leader of the House of Lords takes charge of the government's business in the House, and has some responsibility for determining the order of speakers.
Unless (very rarely) the Leader is also a departmental minister, being Leader constitutes the bulk of his government responsibilities, but it has never been an independent salaried office. The position is of comparatively recent origin, and Prime Ministers who sat in the Lords sometimes carried out its duties personally. The first female Leader of the Lords was Baroness Young in 1981-1983..
Leaders of the House of Lords since 1902