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  UK Parliament
What is Parliament?
The minister for children
What is the House of Commons?
What is the House of Lords?
Where does the Queen fit in?
Who is the Prime Minister?
What is the Government?
Who are the cabinet?
What is an MP?

 
Inside the House of Commons What is the House of Commons?

The House of Commons is the most powerful of Parliament's two houses.

It has 659 members who are elected when the whole nation votes in a general election.

The members are called MPs. They are elected by people in their constituency

The Commons is the most important place for discussing policies and making laws.

All bills must go through both Houses before they become 'Acts' (laws).

There are only 427 green leather seats so when it's full a lot of politicians have to stand!


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