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Last Updated: Thursday April 07 2005 09:18 GMT

In pictures: House of Commons

The Houses of Parliament

The House Of Commons is where the government sits and where the people's representatives fight on the political battlefield

The speaker's chair

The House Of Commons is controlled by the speaker. This is the speaker's chair. Above it is the press gallery, where the reporters sit

A detail from the Commons

The House Of Commons is inside the Palace Of Westminster on the bank of the River Thames in London. The design is very ornate

Logo of the Palace Of Westminster

This shot shows the logo of the Palace Of Westminster

Despatch box

In the middle of the House Of Commons is a table, where there is a despatch box - so it's at the centre of every debate!

Speaker

There are built-in speakers so MPs can hear debates. MPs can claim their place by putting their cards into the prayer card holders and being there early for prayers at a sitting