The House of Commons Chamber

Watch our new film about the House of Commons Chamber, what it does and how it works for people across the UK.

The House of Commons Chamber is recognisable across the world as the place where the UK’s Members of Parliament legislate, discuss issues and represent their constituents.

Find out about the people in the Chamber and what they do, how issues are discussed and legislation agreed upon, and how MPs represent citizens from across the UK.

The full film is about 20 minutes in length. You can also watch it as seven separate chapters.

House of Commons Chamber film

Watch the full film about the House of Commons Chamber

Guide to the Chamber

In this chapter of our new film the Serjeant at Arms guides you through the Chamber of the House of Commons

A Day in the Chamber

The second chapter of our film looks at what happens in the House of Commons Chamber from those who work there every day

How the Chamber Works

In this chapter we look at some of the conventions and practices that remain an important part of the House of Commons and its work

Making Laws

This chapter looks at the important role of the House of Commons in agreeing the laws that affect everyone in the UK

Scrutinising Government

One of the important roles for MPs is to question and check the Government, its policies and work

Westminster Hall and Committees

Westminster Hall is the second Chamber of the House of Commons which holds debates on national and local issues

Working for You

Find out more about how you can contact your MP, visit Parliament while it is in session or watch it online in this short chapter

Want to find out more?

Anyone can visit the House of Commons while it is in session and see it in action. You can:

You can also watch the debates or committee sessions online

Select Committees in the House of Commons

You can also watch our short film about select committees in the House of Commons: their role and impact, what it's like to be a witness and how you can get involved.