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Governance and Central Services

Governance and Central Services primarily support the Clerk of the House of Commons and the Director General of the House of Commons in their roles. The team is also responsible for key corporate functions such as the Communications Office, Parliamentary Safety Team and Internal Audit.

Its key functions are to:

  • provide the secretariat for the Commission and Commons Executive Board;
  • coordinate strategic business planning and performance management;
  • provide assurance through risk management, business continuity planning and internal audit;
  • coordinate communications to Members, Members' staff and House staff.

You can contact Governance and Central Services by email at

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The House of Commons is the democratically elected house of the UK Parliament, with 650 Members of Parliament (MPs) each representing a different area of the UK.

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