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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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Coming up in the Commons 20-23 May
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 20-23 May
17 May 2024
WEC welcomes Government’s acceptance of recommendations on sexism and inequalities in sport
The Women and Equalities Committee report warned that women and girls playing sport deserve kit and equipment properly designed for their health and performance needs
17 May 2024
Education Committee publishes report on teacher recruitment, training and retention
The report follows DfE statistics showing that despite record absolute numbers in teaching, the Department severely missed targets for recruiting teachers in key subjects
17 May 2024
Environmental Audit Committee scrutinises Government’s water quality plan
Environmental Audit Committee scrutinises Government’s water quality plan
16 May 2024
EAC Chair welcomes clarity on rural solar farms
EAC Chair welcomes clarity on rural solar farms
15 May 2024
Women’s state pension age: Work and Pensions Committee calls on Government to bring forward proposals for compensation scheme
The Committee has called on the Government to bring forward proposals to provide compensation for women affected by DWP’s failure to communicate increases in the State Pension age
15 May 2024
Procedure Committee publishes report on Written Parliamentary Questions in 2022–23 Session
The report provides comprehensive published data on departmental answering performance in the current Session
14 May 2024
MPs to hold a debate on Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report on Women’s State Pension age
MPs to hold a debate on Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman report on Women’s State Pension age
13 May 2024
Parliament publishes latest independent review of the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme
Parliament publishes the findings of the latest independent review into the Independent Complaints and Grievance Scheme (ICGS)
13 May 2024
MPs to hold a debate on mental health and long-term conditions
MPs to hold a debate on mental health and long-term conditions
13 May 2024
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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
  • Email: hcenquiries@parliament.uk
  • Text relay:  Dial 18001 followed by our full number

Our telephone enquiry service is open between 10am-12 midday and 2pm-4pm (Monday to Friday, excluding bank holidays).

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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.

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Members' financial interests