The work of the House of Commons
The House of Commons is the publicly elected chamber of Parliament. Members of the Commons debate the big political issues of the day and proposals for new laws.
Parliament is an essential part of UK politics. Its main roles are examining and challenging the work of the government, debating and passing all laws and enabling the Government to raise taxes
Lawmaking is one of Parliament’s essential roles. Find out how new laws are made and learn how a Bill passes through Parliament and becomes an Act
Much of the work of the House of Commons takes place in committees, made up of around 10 to 50 MPs. These committees examine issues in detail, from government policy and proposed new laws, to wider topics like the economy
Authoritative notes covering a range of issues relevant to the work and procedures of the House of Commons
Learn more about the main people in Parliament: including the Speaker, the Lord Speaker, and Government and Opposition roles