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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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Report: Protecting Those Who Protect Us: Women in the Armed Forces from Recruitment to Civilian Life
Defence Sub-Committee on Women in the Armed Forces publishes report
25 July 2021
House of Commons rises for summer recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 22 June for recess, and will next sit on Monday 6 September at 2.30pm
23 July 2021
Impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales to be explored by MPs
Welsh Affairs Committee launches economic and cultural impacts of trade and environmental policy on family farms in Wales inquiry
23 July 2021
Rule of law themes from the scrutiny of COVID-19 Regulations
The Joint Committee on Statutory Instruments has today published its First Special Report of 2021-22
23 July 2021
Reproducibility of Research inquiry launched
Science and Technology Committee launches new inquiry
23 July 2021
An invisible cohort: Why are workplaces failing women going through menopause?
Committee launches a new inquiry into menopause in the workplace
23 July 2021
Joint Committee on Human Rights calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
Committee calls for written submissions on the draft Bereavement Benefits (Remedial) Order 2021
22 July 2021
‘No obvious conflicts’ in Greensill appointment, but questions remain over management of financier
Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee publish Propriety of Governance in Light of Greensill: An Interim Report
22 July 2021
Permitted development rights – Government should review role of certain PDRs, say MPs
Committee publishes their report on Permitted development rights
22 July 2021
Benefits survey launched by Welsh Affairs Committee
Committee launches a survey to hear about people’s experiences of the benefits system
22 July 2021
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