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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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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
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on Human Rights in Kashmir
MPs to hold a debate on a motion on Human Rights in Kashmir
20 September 2021
MPs to hold a general debate on Baby Loss Awareness Week
MPs to hold a general debate on Baby Loss Awareness Week
20 September 2021
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MPs to question BBC senior leaders
Committee to question the BBC’s senior leaders in its regular scrutiny of the work of the corporation
20 September 2021
MPs to investigate NHS backlog’s impact on mental health, general practice and long covid care
Committee to hear from leaders in general practice, mental health, and long covid services
20 September 2021
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Committee to question Pensions Regulator, FCA and MaPS
Committee to question Pensions Regulator, FCA and MaPS
20 September 2021
Senior parliamentarians criticise failures in government security planning
Committee to publish its report on The UK’s national security machinery
19 September 2021
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Committee to publish its report on The UK's national security machinery on Sunday
17 September 2021
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New inquiry – Open Justice: Court reporting in the digital age
Committee launches a new short inquiry into open justice and court reporting in the digital age
17 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