Read transcripts of debates in both Houses
Produced by Commons Library, Lords Library and Parliamentary Office Science and Technology
Search for Members by name, postcode, constituency and party
Learn about their experience, knowledge and interests
Celebrating people who have made Parliament a positive, inclusive working environment
Four staff networks for people to discuss and consider issues.
Contact your MP or a Member of the House of Lords about an issue that matters to you
Find and register for Parliament's free events and training sessions
Take a tour of Parliament and enjoy a delicious afternoon tea by the River Thames
See some of the sights you’ll encounter on a tour of Parliament
Book a school visit, classroom workshop or teacher-training session
Access videos, worksheets, lesson plans and games
This factsheet has been archived.
This factsheet explained the role of the House of Commons within the UK's democratic system.
House of Commons Enquiry Service
Telephone: 020 7219 4272 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Text phone: Dial 18001 followed by 020 7219 4272
RP 07/31 - Election timetables ( PDF 22 KB)RP 05/33 - General Election 2005 ( PDF 22 KB)RP 01/116 - The Parliamentary Oath ( PDF 22 KB)