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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.

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‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 2/3 – Making the glasswork

This is the second of five films exploring New Dawn, a contemporary sculpture by Mary Branson celebrating the campaign for women’s suffrage (the right to vote). Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory...

07/06/2016 10:24

‘New Dawn’: The women’s suffrage artwork for Parliament, part 1/3 – Prototype

This is the first of five films exploring New Dawn, a contemporary sculpture by Mary Branson celebrating the campaign for women’s suffrage (the right to vote). Commissioned by the Speaker’s Advisory ...

07/06/2016 10:24

The Armada Paintings

Lord Crathorne discusses his favourite art work in Parliament: the Armada Paintings. He explains the historical context of the Spanish Armada and the circumstances in which the paintings came about. ...

01/06/2016 16:28

The Dearsley Window

Baroness Massey discusses her favourite art work in Parliament: the Dearsley Window. Baroness Massey explains the history of the art work and its connection to the Suffragette movement. Subscribe to ...

01/06/2016 16:27

Baroness Amos portrait

Baroness Howells discusses one of her favourite art works in Parliament: the portrait of Baroness Amos, one of the first black women peers in the House, by Paul Benney. Subscribe to UK Parliament fo...

01/06/2016 16:23

Prime Minister's Questions: 25 May 2016

On Wednesday 25 May, Prime Minister's Questions were taken by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, in the House of Commons Chamber. Shadow First Secretary of State and Shadow Secretary of...

25/05/2016 13:42

Women and Parliament event - International Women’s Day 2016

Women and Parliament, what has changed and what still needs to change? A special event hosted by Parliament’s Outreach Service at Westminster to mark International Women’s Day 2016 as part of the Out...

20/05/2016 11:15

State Opening of Parliament 2016

The Queen's Speech The Queen's Speech is delivered by the Queen from the Throne in the House of Lords. Although the Queen reads the speech, it is written by the government. It contains an outline of ...

18/05/2016 11:44

The role of Parliament

Find out about the three parts of Parliament – the House of Commons, the House of Lords and the Monarch – and the roles they play. Find out more at http://www.parliament.uk/role For more videos like...

16/05/2016 15:13

Checking the work of government

One of Parliament's main roles is to examine and challenge the work of the government. This short video explains how Parliament does this. Find out more about how Parliament examines and challenges t...

16/05/2016 15:12

Making laws

One of Parliament’s main jobs is to examine and approve new laws. Find out how Parliament does this and why. Find out more about lawmaking at http://www.parliament.uk/makinglaws For more videos like...

16/05/2016 15:12

Debating in Parliament

A brief introduction to debating at Parliament, including the process of parliamentary debates why they are held. Find out more about parliamentary debating at http://www.parliament.uk/debating For ...

16/05/2016 15:11

Checking government taxation and spending

Parliament is responsible for checking and approving government spending. Find out how Parliament does this and why there is a Budget Statement each year. Find out more about the Budget at http://www...

16/05/2016 15:11

Elections and voting

Find out what happens at general elections and by-elections, and understand why it’s important to vote during an election. Find out more about elections and voting at http://www.parliament.uk/electio...

16/05/2016 15:10

Different types of Parliamentary Bill

This short video explains what Public, Private and Hybrid parliamentary Bills are. Find out more at http://www.parliament.uk/billtypes For more videos like this, subscribe to UK Parliament https://...

16/05/2016 15:10

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