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The UK public elects 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) to represent their interests and concerns in the House of Commons. MPs consider and propose new laws, and can scrutinise government policies by asking ministers questions about current issues either in the Commons Chamber or in Committees.

All the latest news from the House of Commons.

Unacceptable employment barriers faced by disabled people need radical overhaul
Committee publishes report on Disability employment gap
30 July 2021
Urgent action needed to tackle deep rooted and persistent racial disparities in policing
Home Affairs Committee publishes the Macpherson Report: Twenty-two years on
30 July 2021
UK Arms Exports in 2019 further call for evidence
Committees on Arms Export Controls seeks comments on the 2020 Annual Report
29 July 2021
MPs call on the Government to launch a nationwide campaign to get children active again
Covid-19 pandemic left grassroots sport organisations in ‘precarious’ financial situation
29 July 2021
Barriers holding back renewable energy in Wales must be urgently overcome
Welsh Affairs Committee publishes report on Renewable energy in Wales
29 July 2021
Transport Committee: Charging an electric vehicle should be convenient, straightforward, and inexpensive; owners should not face a postcode lottery
Committee publishes report on Zero emission vehicles
28 July 2021
National register needed to prevent home educated children missing out on education, MPs say
Committee publishes report on Strengthening home education
27 July 2021
Report: Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life
Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces publishes report
25 July 2021
House of Commons rises for summer recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 22 June for recess, and will next sit on Monday 6 September at 2.30pm
23 July 2021
Impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales to be explored by MPs
Welsh Affairs Committee launches economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales inquiry
23 July 2021
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