Welcome to the United Kingdom Parliament

Welcome to the United Kingdom Parliament
Features on the Parliament website

Election - get involved

The general election on 6 May is your chance to have your say. Our dedicated page tells you all you need to know on how to get involved

Election 2010 timetable

More on the countdown to polling day on 6 May with a full explanation of all the key dates

Banner for your website

Are you proud to be voting in the general election? Let others know and spread the word with a banner for your blog or website

Parliamentary language explained

Parliamentary language can get confusing - especially in a general election. Use our plain-speaking glossary to guide you through


What's On

Today's business in the Commons and Lords

Friday 23 April 2010


House of Commons


Main Chamber

The House of Commons is in recess until Tuesday 18 May 2010

Westminster Hall

The House of Commons is in recess until Tuesday 18 May 2010

Select Committee

The House of Commons is in recess until Tuesday 18 May 2010

General Committee

The House of Commons is in recess until Tuesday 18 May 2010


House of Lords


Main Chamber

The House of Lords is in recess until Tuesday 25 May 2010

Grand Committee

The House of Lords is in recess until Tuesday 25 May 2010

Select Committee

The House of Lords is in recess until Tuesday 25 May 2010


Parliamentary News

Latest news from the House of Commons and House of Lords


Topical Issues

Bringing together parliamentary research and other useful material on a range of topical issues
  • Parliament, government and politicsDoes Parliament need to be modernised? How can more people be encouraged to use their vote?
  • Economy and financeGet the latest on issues such as the financial and banking crisis, fuel poverty and how taxpayers' money is spent
  • DefenceFind out what Parliament is doing on the issue of defence, including operations in Afghanistan


Bills and Legislation


Forthcoming stages in bills before Parliament

Public & Private Bills

Bill Title Stage Date
 

Get Involved

watch Video and Audio Archive
Watch footage of questions, debates and committees
join in Parliament on Twitter
Follow what's happening in Parliament on Twitter
listen Gladstone
Hear about Gladstone's parliamentary career

The House of Commons

House of Commons
The House of Commons is the democratically elected house of the UK Parliament, responsible for making laws and checking the work of Government

The House of Lords

Lords Chamber
The House of Lords makes laws, holds the Government to account, investigates policy issues and provides a forum of independent expertise
 
 

Parliamentary Business

Westminister Palace
Keep track of Parliament's day-to-day activity as it makes new laws and checks up on the work of Government

Find your MP

Enter your postcode to find the name and contact details of your local MP

Visiting Parliament

UK Parliament
Parliament is open to the UK public and overseas visitors. Attend debates, watch committee hearings and tour the buildings

Education Service

education
Games, lessons, videos and articles to help students understand Parliament

About Parliament

Learn how Parliament functions or explore its history and inner workings