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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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Committee gets early sight of criminal justice system report
Committee to question Chief Inspectors of the CPS, Probation, Prisons, and Constabulary and Fire and Rescue Services
18 January 2021
Facebook, Sky News and Reuters questioned on data transparency and accountability
The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee examines how traditional and new media outlets use data to report on Covid-19
18 January 2021
Buddsoddiad yn seilwaith rheilffyrdd Cymru: ASau yn holi arbenigwyr
Bydd buddsoddiad yn seilwaith rheilffyrdd Cymru ac effaith Covid ar wasanaethau teithwyr yn cael eu harchwilio gan y Pwyllgor Materion Cymreig
18 January 2021
Rail infrastructure investment in Wales: MPs to question experts’ views
Investment in Welsh railway infrastructure and the impact of Covid on passenger services will be scrutinised by the Welsh Affairs Committee
18 January 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on the operation of the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak
MPs to hold a general debate on the operation of the Child Maintenance Service during the covid-19 outbreak
18 January 2021
Committee to question Health and Safety Investigation Branch for inquiry into safety of maternity services in England
Patient safety incident investigators to give evidence to maternity inquiry
18 January 2021
Parliament view from South Bank
MPs to debate on a motion on errors in payments made to victims of the Equitable Life scandal
MPs to hold a general debate on a motion on Errors in payments made to victims of the Equitable Life scandal
18 January 2021
Update from the Backbench Business Committee on future proceedings
Update from the Committee on future proceedings
18 January 2021
Committee to hold first oral evidence session on disability employment gap
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session in the inquiry examining the disability employment gap
18 January 2021
DCMS Committee approves appointment of Richard Sharp as next BBC Chair
MPs confirm the appointment of Richard Sharp as the new Chair of the BBC Board
15 January 2021
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