11 Facts About House of Commons

1. The House of Commons is sometimes called the "lower house", even though it has more power than the "upper house", the Senate.

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2. The House of Commons is an elected body, of 308 members, who are known as Members of Parliament.

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3. Since the passage of these Acts, the House of Commons has become the dominant branch of Parliament, both in theory and in practice.

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4. House of Commons attempted to address these anomalies by passing a Reform Bill in 1831.

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5. House of Commons technically retains the power to impeach Ministers of the Crown for their crimes.

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6. House of Commons formally scrutinises HM Government through its Committees and Prime Minister's Questions, when members ask questions of the prime minister; the House gives other opportunities to question other cabinet ministers.

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7. House of Commons is an elected body consisting of 650 members known as Members of Parliament.

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8. House of Commons is the lower house of the Parliament of the United Kingdom.

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9. The House of Commons gained its name because it represented communities.

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10. The House of Commons' functions are to consider through debate new laws and changes to existing ones, authorise taxes, and provide scrutiny of the policy and expenditure of the Government.

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11. House of Commons is the elected lower house of the bicameral parliaments of the United Kingdom and Canada and historically was the name of the lower houses of the Kingdom of England, Kingdom of Great Britain, Kingdom of Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Southern Ireland.

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