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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 19-23 February
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 19-23 February
16 February 2024
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Llywodraethwyr pum carchar Cymru i ymddangos gerbron Aelodau Seneddol
The Governors of Wales’ five prisons will appear before the Welsh Affairs Committee as MPs continue evidence gathering on ‘Prisons in Wales’
16 February 2024
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Governors of Wales’ five prisons to appear before MPs
The Governors of Wales’ five prisons will appear before the Welsh Affairs Committee as MPs continue evidence gathering on ‘Prisons in Wales’
16 February 2024
EFRA Committee to hold evidence session on flooding
The session will explore how flooding risks and impacts are expected to change as a result of climate change, the deterioration of flood defence assets and other causes
16 February 2024
OEP to appear before EAC to discuss Government progress on environment goals
The Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) has been busy since it last appeared before the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) in February 2023
15 February 2024
The House of Commons rises for February Recess
The House adjourned for February recess on Thursday 8 February and will next sit on Monday 19 February. 
09 February 2024
Bank of England has taken a leap in the dark on quantitative tightening, Treasury Committee concludes
The Treasury Committee concludes the Bank of England’s programme of quantitative tightening is a leap in the dark
07 February 2024
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MPs examine options to boost the defence economy in Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland Affairs Committee  launches inquiry into defence economy
06 February 2024
Coming up in the Commons 5-8 February
Find out what's coming up in the House of Commons 5-8 February
02 February 2024
Levelling-Up Committee hears from architect and built development experts on Monday 26 February
Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee publishes further written evidence
01 February 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).

Publications

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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

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Members' financial interests