Bills and voting

The House of Commons and the House of Lords are each integral to the process of scrutinising, revising and passing new legislation. 

Although similar, each House maintains its own traditions and customs when calling its Members to vote or debate legislation.

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Virtual tours


Explore Parliament's interactive virtual tours, taking you behind the scenes of this iconic building

Visit Parliament


Parliament is open to all UK residents. They can watch debates or book a tour of the Commons or Lords Chambers.