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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 24-28 January
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons Chamber 24-28 January
21 January 2022
Pre-appointment hearing: Chair of the Financial Reporting Council
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee questions Sir Jan du Plessis
20 January 2022
How can transport connectivity be boosted for Scotland? MPs hear from Sir Peter Hendy
Scottish Affairs Committee holds a one-off evidence session with the author of the independent Union Connectivity Review
20 January 2022
Attorney General questioned on key issues within her remit
Justice Committee examines key issues within her remit and matters arising from committee inquiries
20 January 2022
Net Zero Shipping: How can international shipping decarbonise?
The Environmental Audit Committee holds an evidence session examining how the shipping sector can decarbonise.
20 January 2022
European Statutory Instruments Committee publishes Tenth report
Committee publishes Tenth report
20 January 2022
Speaker and High Commissioner of Canada discuss strong bilateral ties
The Speaker of the House of Commons and Canada’s High Commissioner to the UK agreed that the Parliaments of both nations should work together to keep MPs safe.
20 January 2022
Details yet to be fleshed out on costly green jobs ambitions, Government admits
Environmental Audit Committee publishes Government response to Green Jobs report
20 January 2022
Speaker welcomes Vietnam’s new ambassador to the UK
Vietnam’s ambassador to the UK told the Speaker of the House of Commons that he hoped to double bilateral trade during his time in London.
19 January 2022
Defence Committee to hold session on use of the military to counter migrant crossings
The Defence Committee explores the process that led to the decision to start Operation Isotrope
19 January 2022
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The House of Commons Enquiry Service provides information on the work, history and membership of the House of Commons.

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