The House Of Commons

The House of Commons

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3 Main Functions of the House of Commons
Members of Parliament can raise issues in the House of Commons that matter
to you. They hold `surgeries' in their local area to find out about peoples
problems, and they represent these people at Parliament.
The House of Commons makes laws that are binding of everyone in the UK
One of the main roles of parliament is to examine and question the work of the
Prime Minister and the Government. One of the ways this is done is by MP's and
peers asking Government ministers questions. Questions can be asked in
writing or in person.

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The highest lawmaking council of the United Kingdom. Parliament is made up of
the House of Lords and the House of Commons.
The body of people who have the authority to make and enforce rules, laws and
Where a country has two legislative or parliamentary chambers. In the United
Kingdom, these two chambers are The House of Lords and the House of
Commons.…read more

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Layout of the House of Commons…read more

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How legislation is passed through the House
of Commons.
A bill becomes an Act if it is approved by a majority in the House of Commons
and House of Lords, and formally agreed to by the reigning monarch (known as
Royal Assent).
1. First reading (formal introduction of the bill)
2. Second reading (general debate on the principles of the bill)
3. Committee stage (detailed examination, debate and
introduction/consideration of amendments)
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Directing an MP to withdraw remarks if, for example, they use abusive language.
Suspending the sitting of the House due to serious disorder. Suspending MPs
who are deliberately disobedient (known as 'naming'). Asking MPs to be quiet
so Members can be heard.
Interesting traditions and customs
Dragging the Speaker of the House of Commons
When a new Speaker of the House of Commons is elected, the successful
candidate is physically dragged to the Chair by other MPs.…read more


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