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13 Sep 2019, 6:02 p.m.
The election of the next Speaker of the House of Commons will take place on Monday 4 November. Find out more about the role of Speaker: - Link

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Private Member's Bills can be proposed by any member in the Commons or Lords, but have limited time to complete their passage. Of hundreds proposed, only a few will become law each year.

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Government Departments

Departments and Ministries are the primary organisational units of the Government. Each department is headed by a Secretary of State, and is responsible for administering a defined policy area.

Departments and Ministers are scrutinised through various appearances in the House of Commons, Parliamentary Select Committees, and responding to written questions tabled by MPs and Lords.

Latest Department Information

Department News (from Departmental twitter feeds)
17 Sep 2019, 12:27 p.m.
As Digital Minister @mattwarman makes his way from Northern Ireland to Scotland this afternoon, where he will visit a number of leading tech firms in Edinburgh, we take you back to our meeting with #TechForGood pioneers @Neatebox #NationalCodingWeek - Link
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