Parliaments, Clerk of, is one of the chief officers of the House of Lords. He is appointed by the Crown by letters patent. On entering office, he makes a declaration to make true entries and records of the things done and passed in the Parliaments, and to keep secret all such matters as shall be treated therein. By a statute of George III.'s reign he is directed to endorse on every Act the date on which it receives the royal assent.