Hereditary Peerage Association

The Hereditary Peerage Association was formed in 2002 by the merger of the Association of Hereditary Peers and TOPs, both of which organizations were set up in the wake of the passing of the House of Lords Act 1999, under which all but 92 hereditary peers were deprived of the seats, which had hitherto been theirs by right of birth, in the House of Lords.
The purpose of the HPA is to protect the remaining rights and dignities of the hereditary peerage of the United Kingdom and Ireland, to provide a continuing link between members of the peerage, and to act as a forum in which matters of common concern to peers can be raised and discussed.
The HPA hosts occasional lunches for its members and certain other social events, details of which can be seen by clicking the appropriate item below:


Please note that, as of 16th July, the HPA website is currently being substantially re-designed and the new site will be introduced as soon as possible.


To be advised

Lord Trefgarne's Female Succession Bill


Loyal Jubilee Address

Notices     Constitution      Social Events

Peerage Roll & Crown Office   Peerage Precedence

Debate: Illegitimate Heirs

Debate List

Party Notices      Interesting Blogs


Letters      Links     In Memoriam

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Compensation Case

Contact the HPA

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