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What is the House of Commons?

The House of Commons is where MPs meet up to debate issues affecting the United Kingdom and vote on new laws.

It is the place with the green leather seats that is often shown on the news.

There are currently 650 MPs in the House of Commons.

MPs in the House of Commons can also help to make sure the country is being run properly by asking the Government questions.

It is more powerful than the House of Lords.

Both Houses make up Parliament.

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