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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.

Why do Members stand up and sit down during debates? Why do Members of Parliament leave the Chamber to vote? Watch this chapter to find answers to these questions and learn about how the Chamber works.

Find out more by watching the next chapter – Making Laws

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.