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Departments and offices working for the House of Commons provide support to MPs so that they can carry out their duties.
They also provide information on the work and history of the House of Commons.
As the overall supervisory body of the House of Commons Administration, the House of Commons Commission is responsible for the administration and services of the House
Governance and Central Services support the Clerk of the House of Commons and the Director General of the House of Commons in their roles and provides other key corporate functions.
The Commons Executive Board provides leadership for the House of Commons Service. It acts as a sub-committee of the Commission and is accountable to it.
The Speaker acts as chairman during debates in the House of Commons, calls MPs to speak, and sees that the rules laid down by the House are followed.
The House of Commons Enquiry Service answers questions about the business, history and membership of the House of Commons. It also provides a range of services and publications.
The House of Commons Library is an independent research and information unit that provides impartial briefings to MPs and their staff
The Committee Directorate supports the work of Public Bill Committees which consider the details of particular Bills, and Select Committees which scrutinise the work of Government departments.
Hansard is an edited verbatim report of proceedings in the Chamber, in Westminster Hall and in Public Bill Committees
The Scrutiny Unit exists to strengthen the scrutiny function of the House. It provides specialist expertise to select committees, especially (but not exclusively) on financial matters and draft Bills
Serjeant at Arms Directorate responsible for access.
The Commissioner’s main responsibilities are: maintaining and monitoring the Register of Members’ Financial Interests, advising MPs about the rules, monitoring the operation of the code of conduct that applies to MPs, and investigating complaints.
Corporate Services is responsible for human and financial resources
The House of Commons Media Relations Team handles journalist queries regarding Chamber business and procedure, as well as commercial filming requests
The list of senior staff and officers of the House of Commons
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