Welcome to the UK Parliament Web Archive

We capture, preserve, and make accessible UK Parliament information published on the web. The web archive includes UK Parliament websites and social media dating from 2009 to the present.

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

Houses of History - Explore the story of Parliament and democracy

Journey through time with this playful, animated and interactive timeline, and explore the story of democracy. Explore the Houses of History interactive timeline at: http://www.parliament.uk/educatio...

21/10/2011 13:21

MyUK: Create a country to call your very own

Play MyUK and take charge of Britain. Choose and pass new laws, customise your country and pursue your personal vision of the UK. http://www.parliament.uk/education/teaching-resources-lesson-plans/myu...

22/08/2011 16:31

What are select committees and how do they work?

Select Committees are an integral part of the scrutiny function of the House of Commons. The short film explains what their role and impact is, and how you can get involved. Find out how the House of...

19/07/2011 10:29

What happens next?

What happens after Select Committee reports are produced? Who reads them and what impact can they have? Find out more in this chapter of our new film Select Committees in the House of Commons: Askin...

19/07/2011 10:06

Select Committees in Action

How do Select Committee inquiries work? How do they pick subjects, find witnesses and gather evidence. To find out more about the whole process, watch this chapter of our new film Select Committees i...

19/07/2011 10:05

What's it like being a witness?

Gathering evidence from witnesses is essential to the Select Committee process. Witnesses can submit written evidence to Select Committee inquiries and may be asked to give oral evidence. Find out mor...

19/07/2011 10:04

Why are Select Committees important?

How do Select Committees differ from the Chamber of the House of Commons? How can they gain political consensus and ensure that they scrutinise government and other areas of public life effectively? ...

19/07/2011 10:02

How do Select Committees work?

What do Select Committees do? Why are they needed? How do Select Committees differ from the Chamber of the House of Commons? How can they gain political consensus and ensure that they scrutinise gov...

19/07/2011 09:59

Chapter one -- Introduction

What are Select Committees? For a brief overview about their work and role, watch this chapter of our new film Select Committees in the House of Commons: Asking the Questions you want Answered. For...

19/07/2011 09:58

Clerk of the Parliaments

David Beamish took office as the new Clerk of the Parliaments on 26 April 2011. Comparable to a chief executive, the Clerk of the Parliaments leads the House of Lords administration and is responsib...

15/04/2011 13:08

Election of Speaker Bercow

22 June 2009, John Bercow is elected Speaker of the House of Commons.

07/02/2011 22:17

How does a Bill become a Law?

A teaching resource to explain the lawmaking process in the UK covering where Laws come from and how they develop from Bill to Law. Find out who is in the House of Lords https://www.youtube.com/watch...

23/12/2010 11:18

'Big Ben' - Repairing of the Clock Dials

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how the clock dials of Big Ben are maintained with Mike McCann, Keeper of the Great Clock. For more information about Parliament, visit http://www.parliament.uk

20/08/2010 13:36

UK Parliament tour - House of Lords Chamber

The House of Lords is an integral part of the UK Parliament. Bringing years of knowledge from many walks of life, Members of the Lords play a vital role making laws and keeping an eye on Government. ...

09/08/2010 09:47

UK Parliament tour - Prince's Chamber Royal Gallery and Robing Room

Prince's Chamber, Royal Gallery and Robing Room Work spaces for Members of the House of Lords and venues for visiting heads of state to address Members of the Lords and MPs, these three areas are at t...

03/08/2010 17:21

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