Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

A series of frequently asked questions about the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

House of Commons FAQs

Find out more about the House of Commons, including what is the 'wash up'? Who is the Father of the House? And is the Queen allowed to vote?

House of Lords FAQs

Find out more about the House of Lords, including who is Black Rod and what does he do? What is Cranborne money? And can members of the public attend debates at the House of Lords?

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House of Commons Information Office

Contact us to find out more about the work, history and membership of the Commons.

House of Lords Information Office

Contact us to find out more about the work, role and membership of the Lords.