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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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Government policy on long-term growth scrutinised
The Treasury Committee explores the Government’s long-term growth strategies
19 October 2021
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Government's planned increases to research and development spending examined
Science and Technology Committee explores Government commitments to increasing R&D investment
19 October 2021
EAC to hold final session examining local government’s abilities to meet net zero
Committee will be quizzing ex-MP and former member of the EAC, Alan Simpson, and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy
19 October 2021
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Committees scrutinise progress made by the Government in advance of the upcoming COP26 Summit
Science and Technology and Transport Committees question Alok Sharma in joint evidence session
19 October 2021
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Committee takes evidence on causes of low prosecution rates for sexual offences – Chairs of Dorrian, Gillen and Stern reviews to give evidence
Committee to continue its inquiry into the investigation and prosecution of rape
19 October 2021
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Children in poverty: No recourse to public funds - Work and Pensions Committee to hold first oral evidence session
Committee to hold the first oral evidence session on the experiences of children whose families have no access to welfare benefits
19 October 2021
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MPs to question chief of NI’s Equality Commission on schooling and housing for minority ethnic and migrant people in Northern Ireland
Committee to question chief of NI’s Equality Commission
19 October 2021
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Committee examines if new powers to repel migrant boats break human rights law
Committee to examine the human rights implication of the Nationalities and Borders Bill
19 October 2021
Westminster Hall to hold a general debate on the UK’s Climate Progress: the Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report
MPs to hold a general debate on the UK’s Climate Progress: the Committee on Climate Change’s 2021 Progress Report
19 October 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on World Menopause Month
MPs to hold a general debate on World Menopause Month
19 October 2021
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