Commons offices

Departments and offices working for the House of Commons provide support to MPs so that they can carry out their duties.

They also provide information on the work and history of the House of Commons.

House of Commons Commission

As the overall supervisory body of the House of Commons Administration, the House of Commons Commission is responsible for the administration and services of the House

Governance Office

The Governance Office supports the Clerk of the House of Commons and the Director General of the House of Commons in their roles.

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is a sub-committee of the Commission, and is accountable to it for the delivery of the strategy for the House of Commons Administration.

The Board

The Executive Committee is supported by the Board, which meets weekly to focus on operational performance.

Speaker's Office

The Speaker acts as chairman during debates in the House of Commons, calls MPs to speak, and sees that the rules laid down by the House are followed.

Teams

Listing contact information and further details on the number of department and offices that the staff of the House of Commons work across

House of Commons Enquiry Service

The House of Commons Enquiry Service answers questions about the business, history and membership of the House of Commons. It also provides a range of services and publications.

Commons Library

The Library (House of Commons) provides research, analysis and information services for the House of Commons.

Committee Directorate

The Committee Directorate supports the work of Public Bill Committees which consider the details of particular Bills, and Select Committees which scrutinise the work of Government departments.

Commons Hansard (The Official Report)

Hansard is an edited verbatim report of proceedings in the Chamber, in Westminster Hall and in Public Bill Committees

Scrutiny Unit

The Scrutiny Unit exists to strengthen the scrutiny function of the House. It provides specialist expertise to select committees, especially (but not exclusively) on financial matters and draft Bills

Serjeant at Arms directorate

Serjeant at Arms Directorate responsible for security and access.

Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards

The Commissioner’s main responsibilities are: maintaining and monitoring the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, advising MPs about the rules, monitoring the operation of the code of conduct that applies to MPs, and investigating complaints.

Corporate Services

Corporate Services is responsible for human and financial resources

House of Commons Media Relations Team

The House of Commons Media Relations Team handles journalist queries regarding Chamber business and procedure, as well as commercial filming requests

House of Commons officers and staff

The list of senior staff and officers of the House of Commons

Frequently asked questions

How much does the Prime Minister get paid? Can the Queen vote? All of your questions answered on Parliament, the Commons and the House of Lords.

Virtual tour

Central Lobby ceiling

Explore some of the most famous rooms and discover more about the building's fascinating history and present day use.

Podcast

Listen to our series of audio tours of Parliament. You can listen to them online, with an accompanying slideshow, or download them to listen to later.

Political parties

The three main UK political parties are represented in both Houses (external websites).