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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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Standards Committee proposes new Code of Conduct for MPs
Standards Committee proposes new Code of Conduct for MPs with package of reforms to increase transparency and tighten lobbying rules
24 May 2022
Systemic failures of leadership, planning and preparation: MPs slam Government role in UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
Committee publishes their report Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan
24 May 2022
Impact of UK-New Zealand trade deal on agriculture and food examined
The International Trade Committee examines the overall impact of the free trade agreement on UK agriculture
23 May 2022
PIP, ESA and Universal Credit assessors to appear before Work and Pensions Committee
Committee to question contractors responsible for assessing people for health related benefits
23 May 2022
Local Government and Dame Carol Black questioned on 10-year drug strategy
Home Affairs Committee examines Government’s 10-year drug strategy and role of local government in providing treatment and recovery services
23 May 2022
Children in poverty and the Child Maintenance Service inquiry launched
The Work and Pensions Committee explores how the DWP might improve the Child Maintenance Service
23 May 2022
Coming up in the Commons 23-26 May
Find out what’s coming up in the House of Commons Chamber 23-26 May
20 May 2022
200 days on: ‘Committee on COP’ scrutinises progress
Committee on COP to hear from COP26 President Alok Sharma
20 May 2022
Decarbonising power supply sector inquiry launched by Business Committee
Committee launches a new inquiry into the Government’s plans to decarbonise the UK’s power supply sector
20 May 2022
Front-line practitioners questioned on rural mental health
Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee examines specific mental health challenges faced by those living and working in rural communities
19 May 2022
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