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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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New Member of Parliament for Hartlepool
Jill Mortimer of the Conservative Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Hartlepool in the by-election held on Thursday 6 May 2021
07 May 2021
Treasury Committee comments on responses to Greensill inquiry correspondence
Committee comments on responses to Greensill inquiry correspondence
07 May 2021
Treasury Committee evidence sessions with Lex Greensill, FCA and David Cameron
Committee to hold evidence sessions with Lex Greensill, FCA and David Cameron
07 May 2021
Committee holds fourth evidence session into inquiry
Committee to hold its fourth session as part of its inquiry into The role of Hydrogen in achieving Net Zero
06 May 2021
Work and Pensions Committee to question local authorities and charities
Committee to question local authorities and charities
06 May 2021
New Environmental Land Management Scheme: Implications for farmers
Representatives of national farming groups to be questioned by the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee
06 May 2021
Change the law now to ensure end to blanket bans on care home visits, urges Joint Committee
Committee publishes its report, Care homes: Visiting restrictions during the covid-19 pandemic
05 May 2021
Committee receives Government response to key report on procedure after coronavirus restrictions
The Procedure Committee publishes the Government’s response to its report setting out a procedural roadmap for coming out of the current lockdown
04 May 2021
Supply chain for battery electric vehicles inquiry launched
Environmental Audit Committee considers the road to an effective electric vehicle supply chain
04 May 2021
Privileges Committee publish key report on select committee powers
The Committee of Privileges report considers how the House can address the issue of the enforcement of select committee powers
02 May 2021
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