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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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Committee calls on Government to delay ratification of Australia deal
The International Trade Committee publishes the first of two reports on the deal
29 June 2022
Police response to county lines and dark web drug trade examined
Home Affairs Committee examines the trends and patterns in relation to the trafficking and supply of drugs
28 June 2022
Experts questioned on aviation procurement
Defence Committee examine topics including the worsening European security environment and the effect that this will have on the UK’s air-power requirements
27 June 2022
BBC, Meta, and Google questioned on their impact on local journalism
Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee investigate the impact that the rise of social media has had on local journalism
27 June 2022
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Secretary of State questioned on cost of living
Work and Pensions Committee examines the cost of living and health assessments for benefits
27 June 2022
Minister questioned on Government’s National Bus Strategy
Transport Committee examines the National bus strategy: one year on
27 June 2022
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New Member of Parliament for Wakefield
Simon Lightwood of the Labour Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Wakefield in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 23 June 2022 
24 June 2022
New Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton
Richard Foord of the Liberal Democrat Party was elected the new Member of Parliament for Tiverton and Honiton in the by-election held in that constituency on Thursday 23 June 2022
24 June 2022
Coming up in the Commons 27 June -1 July
Find out of what’s coming up in the House of Commons Chamber 27 June- 1 July
24 June 2022
Justice Minister and Crown Prosecution Service questioned on Victims Bill
Justice Committee  examines pre-legislative scrutiny of the draft Victims Bill
24 June 2022
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