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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.

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Tom Goldsmith appointed as Clerk of the House of Commons
Tom Goldsmith has today been named as the 52nd Clerk of the House of Commons, following approval from The King.
30 March 2023
Committee on Standards publishes report on the conduct of Margaret Ferrier MP
Committee on Standards report arises from an investigation by the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards
30 March 2023
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Urgent action needed to ensure opportunities of new health care restructure are realised, warn MPs
Health and Social Care Committee publish new report on Integrated Care Systems
30 March 2023
Greater support needed to realise ambitions of the National Bus Strategy, Transport Committee tells Government
Transport Committee publishes report on the implementation of the National Bus Strategy
30 March 2023
DCMS Committee acting Chair welcomes publication of draft Media Bill
Damian Green MP, acting Chair of the DCMS Committee, confirms that the Committee will undertake pre-legislative scrutiny on the draft Bill.
29 March 2023
Car parking charges and use of parking apps - Levelling Up Committee writes to Government Ministers
Chair writes to Transport and Levelling-Up Ministers on a series of car parking issues
29 March 2023
Levelling Up Committee launches inquiry on social housing finances & sustainability
Committee launches an inquiry into the finances and sustainability of the social housing sector in England
28 March 2023
Nominations open for Chair of new Select Committee on Energy Security and Net Zero
The Government’s recent changes to the machinery of Government established a new Department for Energy Security and Net Zero
28 March 2023
Ombudsperson system needs greater human rights focus but dedicated Human Rights Ombudsperson not needed – report finds
Joint Committee on Human Rights publishes their report on a Human Rights Ombudsperson
28 March 2023
MPs to examine the importance and opportunities for defence manufacturing and cyber security in Wales
Committee launches a new inquiry examining the defence industry in Wales
27 March 2023
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