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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.

Coming up in the Commons 15- 19 April
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 15 - 19 April
12 April 2024
Government should learn lessons from pandemic to improve communications and counter misinformation
Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes Trusted voices report
12 April 2024
New inquiry on NHS leadership, performance and patient safety begins hearing evidence
The first session of this inquiry will start by looking at progress on two reviews of how leadership and patient safety are managed in the NHS
11 April 2024
MPs want to hear people’s experiences of children’s social care
The Education Committee want to hear from people with lived experience of social services as part of their investigation into how the Government could improve children’s social care
11 April 2024
MPs call for copyright changes and new champion for freelancers to improve precarious pay and working conditions in creative industries
Many musicians, actors, writers and visual artists are struggling to make a living due to gaps in copyright protection, lack of support, and unpredictable returns from streaming, MPs warn
10 April 2024
EAC comment: Chair welcomes details of water restoration fund
The Chair of the Environmental Audit Committee has responded to details announced today of plans to reinvest water company fines directly into water restoration
09 April 2024
New investment for grassroots and schools cricket: Comment from CMS Committee Chair Dame Caroline Dinenage MP
Dame Caroline Dinenage MP comments on the Prime Minister's announcement
05 April 2024
Houses of Parliament at night, lit up with the ruiver Thames in the foreground
House of Commons Administration and Parliamentary Digital Service publish 2023 pay gap data
The House of Commons Administration and Parliamentary Digital Service (PDS) have today published pay gap reports including gender and ethnicity figures for pay and bonus payments in 2023
03 April 2024
Shared ownership is failing to deliver an affordable route to homeownership, say MPs
Shared ownership schemes subject buyers to rising rents, uncapped service charges, and a disproportionate exposure to repair and maintenance costs
28 March 2024
The House of Commons rises for Easter recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Tuesday 26 March for Easter recess and will next sit on Monday 15 April at 2.30pm.   
27 March 2024
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What's on

What's on in the House of Commons and House of Lords.

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Contact the House of Commons Enquiry Service

The House of Commons Enquiry Service provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

  • Telephone: 0800 112 4272 (Freephone) or 020 7219 4272
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Our telephone enquiry service is open between 10am-12 midday and 2pm-4pm (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays).


The House of Commons Enquiry Service produces a series of free publications which you can read online, or contact us to request copies.

House of Commons on Twitter

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EDM database

Early Day Motions (EDMs) are formal motions submitted for debate in the House of Commons. The EDM database contains up-to-date information on the latest EDMs and signatures added to existing EDMs.

EDM database

Members' financial interests

MPs must register any financial or non-financial interests that might reasonably be thought to influence their actions.

Members' financial interests