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This collection of archived web content was selected for preservation by the Parliamentary Archives.

Westminster Hall is the oldest building in Parliament dating back to the 11th century. In and around the Hall, grew up the major institutions of the British state: Parliament, the law courts and...

9/8/2017 08:30

Meet Denison the Harris hawk who helps scare the pigeons off the terraces and squares around UK Parliament​. He helps to protect the stonework of the building from damage, but he never catches the...

4/8/2017 10:48

Add an afternoon tea to your tour of UK Parliament this summer. Our award winning chefs have created a tempting menu for you to enjoy with views of the Thames. We even have a children’s option....

2/8/2017 12:18

The House of Lords is the second chamber of the UK Parliament. The chamber is where most of the work of the House, examining draft laws and the actions of government, takes place. Anyone is...

1/8/2017 07:47

Do you want impartial information on topics that matter to you? The House of Commons Library produces independent research on a range of topics from #Brexit to the #NHS and social media. Watch...

31/7/2017 07:14

Check out our beta.parliament.uk for our latest updates, which now includes downloadable portraits of 90% of MPs. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ beta.parliament.uk/mps ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ These photos, and all related...

28/7/2017 07:32

50 years ago today, UK Parliament passed the Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual activity in England and Wales. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Explore the Parliamentary Archives exhibition...

27/7/2017 16:18

50 years ago today, UK Parliament passed the Sexual Offences Act, which partially decriminalised homosexual activity in England and Wales. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Geoff and Peter’s story explores life before...

27/7/2017 07:58

St Stephen's Hall stands on the site of the royal Chapel of St Stephen's, where the House of Commons sat until it was destroyed in 1834. Statues of famous parliamentarians face one another on...

26/7/2017 09:42

The House of Commons benches are green in colour, a custom which goes back 300 years. Rebuilt after World War Two, Commonwealth countries helped with the cost of materials for the new Chamber:...

25/7/2017 07:24

Select committees are groups of 11 MPs from different political parties. How do they impact society? Watch our video to find out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ parliament.uk/committees ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Committees...

24/7/2017 12:37

Central Lobby is at the heart of the UK Parliament. It sits between the House of Commons and the House of Lords. UK constituents can come here to meet a MP or a Member of the House of...

21/7/2017 16:12

The UK Parliamentary Archives has over 3 million records in its collection, with Acts of Parliament dating back to 1497. Among the more unusual records kept in the Victoria Tower is a mid-18th...

20/7/2017 13:36

To coincide with the launch of Vote 100 today, a programme of events celebrating in 2018, 100 years since women got the right to vote, the suffragette flag is flying over UK...

14/7/2017 10:57

Today the Youth Select Committee listens to further evidence about ‘Body Image’ from experts including teachers and mental health professionals. . byc.org.uk/uk/youth-select-committee . © UK...

14/7/2017 08:27

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