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Making Laws

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

From the introduction of a new Bill all the way through to Royal Assent, see how new laws are scrutinised, debated and agreed.

Find out more by watching the next chapter – Scrutinising Government

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.