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House of Commons in United Kingdom


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The House of Commons in the History

The elected ‘lower house’ of parliament consists of 650 members of parliament (MPs) who each represent a constituency (area) of the United Kingdom. Here legislation is discussed and passed, this is also where PMQs is held.

House of Commons Meaning in Politics

Description of House of Commons published by Mona Chalabi: The House of Commons is the lower of the two houses of Parliament, but don’t let that fool you — the Commons is where new laws are debated and agreed upon by the 650 MPs who sit on the green couches there. The simplest way to approximate the role of the Commons is to imagine that the House of Representatives had the power to overrule Senate objections by majority vote, to select the president and the Cabinet from its own ranks, and to vote the president and the Cabinet out of office.

English Law: House of Commons in the Past

The representatives of the people, in contradistinction to the nobles, taken collectively are called the house of commons.


This house must give its consent to all bills before they acquire the authority of law and all laws for raising revenue must originate there. [1]


Notes and References

  1. Partialy, this information about house of commons is based on the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, 1848 edition. There is a list of terms of the Bouvier´s Law Dictionary, including house of commons.

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  • Article Name: House of Commons
  • Author: MacCallum
  • Description: Resources See Also Further Reading House of Commons in the Encyclopedia of Britain House of Commons in the Osborn's [...]

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