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House of Commons Chamber: Bench detail | by UK Parliament
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House of Commons Chamber: Bench detail

Members of the Commons (MPs) debate the big political issues of the day and proposals for new laws. It is one of the key places where government ministers, like the Prime Minister and the Chancellor, and the principal figures of the main political parties, work.


The Commons alone is responsible for making decisions on financial Bills, such as proposed new taxes. The Lords can consider these Bills but cannot block or amend them.


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Taken on July 6, 2007