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About Parliament

How Parliament works

How Parliament Works

Parliament examines what the Government is doing, makes new laws, holds the power to set taxes and debates the issues of the day. The House of Commons and House of Lords each play an important role in Parliament's work.

Living Heritage

Living Heritage

Explore Parliament's history, its place at the heart of the UK's national heritage, and its continuing significance in our lives today.

Art in Parliament

Art in Parliament

Explore the Parliamentary Art Collection that is displayed throughout the buildings of the Parliamentary Estate.

Contact Parliament

Related Links

Visit Parliament

Visit Parliament

Parliament is open to all members of the UK public to tour the building and watch debates
Parliamentary Archives

Parliamentary Archives

The Parliamentary Archives provides access to Parliament's historic records
Hansard

Hansard

Hansard (the Official Report) is the edited verbatim report of proceedings in both Houses