Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


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.