Private lives

How Parliament has influenced and affected a range of  aspects of our private lives, including the money we earn and our personal relationships

Death and Dying

Parliament has regulated through legislation the procedures associated with death and dying


During the past 200 years Parliament has focused its attention on a wide range of issues affecting people's personal lives in relation to marriage, divorce and sexuality

Religion and belief

Parliament has shaped the religious life of the nation


For centuries one of the key functions of Parliament has been the raising of taxes, originally at the request of the monarch but more recently in order to support the work and machinery of Government

Related information

What Parliament does and its main roles of scrutiny, legislation and raising taxes