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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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House of Commons rises for conference recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 23 September for recess and will next sit on Monday 18 October at 2.30pm.
24 September 2021
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Government response to Business Committee Industrial Policy report published
Government response to Business Committee Industrial Policy report published
24 September 2021
Treasury Committee publishes responses to Greensill report
The Treasury Committee today publishes the responses from the Government, FCA and Bank of England to its report on Lessons from Greensill Capital
24 September 2021
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Government’s focus on Levelling Up must not turn back the clock on hard-won equal rights
Committee publishes its report on Levelling Up and equality: a new framework for change
24 September 2021
Government must learn lessons from the use of criminal law in the covid-19 pandemic
Committee publishes report on Covid-19 and the criminal law
24 September 2021
Procedure Committee considers the broadening of eligibility for proxy voting
Committee launches new inquiry into voting by proxy
23 September 2021
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Public Accounts Commission launches recruitment for expert audit advisor
The deadline for submissions is 7 October 2021
23 September 2021
Speakers and Presidents of the Lower Houses of the member states of the G7 Chorley, United Kingdom 2021 – Declaration
We, the Speakers and Presidents of the Lower Houses of the member states of the G7, reaffirm the central role played by Parliaments in democratic life
21 September 2021
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Annual review of Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman begins
A review of the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman’s (PHSO) Annual Report and Accounts has been launched
20 September 2021
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Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on violence against Christians in central African countries
MPs to hold a general debate on violence against Christians in central African countries
20 September 2021
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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
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Members' financial interests