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House of Commons of the United Kingdom: Lower house in the Parliament of the United Kingdom
The House of Commons, domestically often referred to simply as the Commons, is the lower house and de facto primary chamber of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Like the upper house, the House of Lords, it meets in the Palace of Westminster.

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Labour turns up the heat over free school meals [Video]

Labour turns up the heat over free school meals

Labour is stepping up the pressure on the Government over free school meals,warning it will bring the issue back to the House of Commons if ministers donot relent in time for Christmas.

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Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses [Video]

Chancellor announces financial help for Tier 2 businesses

Rishi Sunak has announced that businesses in Tier 2 coronavirus alert areas which have been hit by the restrictions will be eligible for cash grants of up to £2,100 a month, a move which will..

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Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate [Video]

Deputy Labour leader accused of ‘scum’ insult during debate

Labour deputy leader Angela Rayner was engulfed in a row as she was accused of calling a Tory MP "scum" during a Covid-19 debate in the House of Commons. Conservative MP Chris Clarkson said the insult..

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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street ahead of PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed 10 Downing Street ahead of his weekly appearance at Prime Minister's Questions at the House of Commons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for Treasury Questions [Video]

Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for Treasury Questions

Chancellor Rishi Sunak departs Downing Street for the House of Commons where he will face Treasury Questions amid criticism over the government's financial support package for Covid affected..

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Hancock: 15-minute coronavirus tests ‘show real promise’ [Video]

Hancock: 15-minute coronavirus tests ‘show real promise’

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the House of Commons that the Government is "ramping up our ability" to produce the next generation of Covid-19 tests that can produce results in “15..

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Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning [Video]

Theresa May sounds no-deal Brexit security warning

Theresa May poured scorn on Boris Johnson's post-Brexit security commitments as she warned of the dangers of a no-deal scenario. The former prime minister repeatedly said "what?" in disbelief and..

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Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker' [Video]

Starmer and Johnson clash over coronavirus 'circuit-breaker'

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has accused Boris Johnson of rejecting the advice of his scientific advisers to introduce a so-called circuit-breaker to curb Covid infections. But the Prime Minister..

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MP learns of friend’s Covid-19 death and pays spontaneous tribute [Video]

MP learns of friend’s Covid-19 death and pays spontaneous tribute

Conservative MP Andrea Jenkyns fought back tears after learning a friend haddied of Covid-19 shortly before she made a House of Commons speech. The MPpaid a spontaneous tribute to her former band..

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Hancock dismisses possibility of Covid-19 herd immunity [Video]

Hancock dismisses possibility of Covid-19 herd immunity

Matt Hancock has dismissed herd immunity against Covid-19 as “not possible”, even if everyone catches it. Speaking in the House of Commons, the Health Secretary said the strategy was "flawed" as he..

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Speaker’s Procession all wear face masks on entering Commons [Video]

Speaker’s Procession all wear face masks on entering Commons

Speaker of the House of Commons Sir Lindsay Hoyle entered Parliament on Wednesday morning with all members of the procession wearing face coverings. Report by Jonesia. Like us on Facebook at..

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Commons Speaker left angered by Margaret Ferrier's actions [Video]

Commons Speaker left angered by Margaret Ferrier's actions

House of Commons Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle has expressed his anger at Margaret Ferrier’s actions after she broke Covid-19 rules. Report by Patelr. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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MPs back controversial Brexit legislation [Video]

MPs back controversial Brexit legislation

Boris Johnson’s controversial Brexit legislation, enabling the UK to breakinternational law, has cleared the House of Commons.

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Speaker leads House of Commons in tribute to Sergeant Matt Ratana [Video]

Speaker leads House of Commons in tribute to Sergeant Matt Ratana

The speaker of the House of Commons Lindsay Hoyle leads MPs in a minute'ssilence for police Sergeant Matt Ratana, who was killed in a shooting inCroydon, south London, on Friday, as he assisted a..

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Policing minister pays tribute to fallen officer [Video]

Policing minister pays tribute to fallen officer

Policing minister Kit Malthouse has raised a point of order in the House of Commons to pay tribute to a police officer who was shot dead while on duty at Croydon Custody Centre. Report by Patelr. Like..

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Boris Johnson visits police as chancellor delivers statement [Video]

Boris Johnson visits police as chancellor delivers statement

Boris Johnson chose to visit a police training centre in Northamptonshire today instead of attending his chancellor's major announcement in the House of Commons. Downing Street denied speculation about..

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Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson departs 10 Downing Street for PMQs

Boris Johnson has departed 10 Downing Street ahead of his weekly appearance at Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons. Report by Blairm. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn..

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Boris Johnson: Restrictions could remain for six months [Video]

Boris Johnson: Restrictions could remain for six months

Prime Minister Boris Johnson says new Covid restrictions announced in the House of Commons today, could remain in place for six months. Report by Browna. Like us on Facebook at..

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Johnson back at 10 Downing Street following cabinet meeting [Video]

Johnson back at 10 Downing Street following cabinet meeting

Boris Johnson arrives back at 10 Downing Street following a cabinet meeting in Whitehall. Ministers gathered for the meeting chaired by the Prime Minister ahead of his address in the House of Commons..

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Gove: We don’t want to close hospitality [Video]

Gove: We don’t want to close hospitality

Cabinet Minister, Michael Gove has said that although coronavirus is spreading in hospitality settings, the government ‘doesn’t want to close them’. His comments come ahead of the Prime..

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Hancock announces £500 payment for people who self-isolate [Video]

Hancock announces £500 payment for people who self-isolate

Health Secretary Matt Hancock has told the House of Commons that people on low incomes who need to self-isolate with Covid-19 will be eligible for a £500 payment from next Monday. Report by Blairm...

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Hancock announces an extra £540m for the adult social care infection control fund [Video]

Hancock announces an extra £540m for the adult social care infection control fund

Matt Hancock has announced that the adult social care infection control fundwill be extended for six months and receive an extra £540 million. The HealthSecretary was giving a statement in the House..

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Total failure of social distancing during House of Commons vote, claims MP [Video]

Total failure of social distancing during House of Commons vote, claims MP

MPs claimed social-distancing measures were ignored in the House of Commonsafter a technology failure forced them to join the “Mogg conga” to vote. Passreaders in the division lobbies used by MPs..

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Boris Johnson leaves Number 10 for PMQs [Video]

Boris Johnson leaves Number 10 for PMQs

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has left 10 Downing Street to attend Prime Minister's Questions in the House of Commons today. Report by Connerv. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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