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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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Former US National Security Advisor questioned on National security machinery
Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy examines the read-across from the US national security system to the UK’s own machinery
16 June 2021
Private Members’ Bills presented to Parliament
The Presentation of Private Members’ Bills took place today in the Commons Chamber following Prime Ministers’ Questions.  
16 June 2021
MPs to debate petitions relating to grouse shooting
MPs to debate petitions relating to grouse shooting
16 June 2021
The Queen's Birthday Honours 2021
Parliamentary staff are among those on the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2021, as well as current and past Members of Parliament and Members of the House of Lords.
15 June 2021
What action is needed to support a UK supply chain for battery electric vehicles?
The Environmental Audit Committee examines what action the Government must take to attract gigafactories to the UK
15 June 2021
MPs to consider benefits system in Wales as COVID-19 support schemes draw to a close
Welsh Affairs Committee launches an inquiry examining the benefits system in Wales
15 June 2021
Engineers and transport planners questioned on smart motorways
The Transport Committee scrutinise the strategic and economic case for smart motorways
14 June 2021
Turkey’s ambassador and Speaker discuss closer parliamentary links
Turkey’s ambassador to the UK hailed the signing of a free trade agreement between the two countries as further evidence of a developing friendship, during a meeting with the Speaker of the House of Commons.
14 June 2021
International Trade Committee to question Ministers and Sovereign Wealth Funds on Foreign Direct Investment
The International Trade Committee will continue their inquiry into Inward Foreign Direct Investment
14 June 2021
Accessing pension savings inquiry: Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
The Work and Pensions Committee is holding the first oral evidence in the inquiry examining the options open to people when they come to access their pensions, and the advice and guidance which is available
14 June 2021
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