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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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Comment: FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final on free to air TV channels
Chair comments on the news that the FIFA World Cup Play-Off Final will be shown on free to air television channels STV, ITV and S4C
27 May 2022
House of Commons rises for Whitsun recess
The House of Commons adjourned on Thursday 26 May for Whitsun recess and will next sit on Monday 6 June at 2.30pm
27 May 2022
Ai Wylfa fydd gorsaf ynni niwclear nesaf y DU? ASau yn lansio ymchwiliad newydd
Committee launches a new inquiry looking at Nuclear power in Wales
26 May 2022
Victims Bill scrutinised by Justice Committee
Justice Committee launches a new inquiry scrutinising the Government’s draft Victims Bill
26 May 2022
Could Wylfa be the UK’s next nuclear power station? MPs launch new inquiry
Committee launches a new inquiry looking at Nuclear power in Wales
26 May 2022
Outsourcing and treatment of contracted staff – Ministry of Defence ‘must do better’, says Defence Committee
The Treatment of Contracted Staff for The MoD’s Ancillary Services
26 May 2022
Government must act on 'ghost children' missing from education system
The Education Committee publish Government response to report
25 May 2022
Inquiry launched into the Semiconductor Industry in the UK
The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee examines the strengths and weaknesses of the semiconductor industry
25 May 2022
Standards Committee proposes new Code of Conduct for MPs
Standards Committee proposes new Code of Conduct for MPs with package of reforms to increase transparency and tighten lobbying rules
24 May 2022
Systemic failures of leadership, planning and preparation: MPs slam Government role in UK withdrawal from Afghanistan
Committee publishes their report Missing in action: UK leadership and the withdrawal from Afghanistan
24 May 2022
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