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About Parliament

Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work.

How Parliament Works
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Find out what happens at Parliament, how your MP represents you and how Parliament checks up on the work of Government.

About MPs, Lords & officers
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Find out interesting information relating to the role and function of MPs, Lords and key officers across parliament.

Art in Parliament

The Parliamentary Art Collection is owned jointly by the House of Commons and the House of Lords and is displayed throughout the buildings of the Parliamentary Estate.

Living Heritage
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Living Heritage offers an insight into the political, social and cultural roles Parliament has played in the development of British society over nearly a thousand years.

Jobs at Parliament
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Find out what it's like to work for Parliament, and the latest on current vacancies

FAQs
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Find out about Parliament. Browse a series of frequently asked questions about the House of Commons and the House of Lords.

Watch and listen
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Watch our videos and listen to our podcasts covering a number of topics including the parliamentary estate, Private Members Bills and more

Parliament and Women

Women in Parliament pages with news, events, research and resources on women's rights and representation in UK politics and government

Follow Parliament on...

Twitter-icon-32-32.png Twitter – keep up to date with what's happening in Parliament

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Youtube-icon-32x32.png YouTube – films explaining the work and history of Parliament

Facebook-icon-32x32.png Facebook – become a fan of Parliament on facebook

Instagram-icon.png Instagram– images of Parliament, its events and activities

How does a Bill become law?

Our Passage of a Bill guide shows a Bill’s journey through Parliament – find out what happens at each stage.

Related links

Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses

The Parliamentary Archives provides access to Parliament's historic records

Parliament is open to all members of the UK public to tour the building and watch debates